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Old 28-08-2015, 15:43   #16
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Have you tried the blue ones ? They work.


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That's what we use. It's sure nice to have some extra when you find out you have gone through the boat internal tanks quicker than you thought.

We'll get a watermaker one day, I guess.
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Old 28-08-2015, 15:57   #17
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Re: Jerry Cans

We have always carried at least two jerry cans when away from the states. We have the typical blue Igloo cans, though ours are 6 gallon.

I have found that the one extra gallon (and roughly seven more pounds) seem to be the proverbial straw that breaks my back if needing to carry them any distance. My solution is to fill them with only five gallons with the added benefit that now they will float in the water! Now they are considered part of the abandon ship items.

For easy water transport we also have two small 1-1/2 gallon Sceptre jugs. My wife can easily handle these where the larger ones would be a challenge. Especially when recovering them from the dink up to the boat deck.

I give these jugs a good cleaning with bleach prior to filling. The small amount of residual bleach has kept US water drinkable for nine months- the longest I have ever let them go.
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We have a fold up cart that has been our life saver. We paid $60 buck for it. It is amazing. It will carry two or three filled jerry cans (more if you are careful).

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We have 2 x 200lt fuel bladders and they are GREAT as when you are finished just roll them up and put them away 👌


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TOT, your boat appears to be a trimaran. if so, can you keep those bladders full and in the ama's?
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Sorry for the delay

My boat is a L450 catamaran and the bladders have never moved even in 3 metre conditions, l am very happy with them.


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My solution is to fill them with only five gallons with the added benefit that now they will float in the water!
Actually, they'll float in salt water, without the air space. Quite amazing. Do the experiment for yourself and see.

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