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Old 12-01-2011, 13:07   #16
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but don't forget, all of the those people are DEAD!
just to be safe, drink beer
...and buried next to the underground water supply
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Old 12-01-2011, 15:18   #17
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But, up until 100 years ago, we drank out of streams, lakes, water from rain gutters, and shallow hand wells. Our race did that for 100,000 years. Then, for 90 years, we drank water from deeper wells. Some times it was treated if delivered by a muni. Now, we have been convinced that to drink water thats not from a bottle will make us sick so we are spending more to purchase water put in a bottle then beer put in a bottle.
Well more nonsense, firslty such people died from unsanitary conditions, including polluted ground water, infant mortality etc. they were not the good old days.

read why beer and rum were shiped in such quantities aboard ship in those days.

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How do you go about flushing the tanks after they've been contaminated?

The tank on my boat hasn't been used in over 15 years and has anti-freeze in it (for who knows how long).
I have access ports big enough that I'll be able to wipe down the insides of the tank itself, but I'm still worried about residue and whatever is in the lines.

(edit) maybe i should have asked this in the maintenance forum...
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We drink from out our tanks through a faucet filter like the one below. I've drank penty of....water in the Bahamas with no ill effects, but perhaps a faucet filter would be a good show for anyone onboard who is concerned about getting sick.

PUR FM-9600 Horizontal 3-Stage Faucet Mount Water Filter - White#

Also agree with those saying to use keep a high turnover rate in the tanks. If a charter, I'd say just bring some jugs from the store if you're worried about it. Besides, you said you'd be pulling into marinas most of the time anyway, so you can always get more!

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How do you go about flushing the tanks after they've been contaminated?

The tank on my boat hasn't been used in over 15 years and has anti-freeze in it (for who knows how long).
I have access ports big enough that I'll be able to wipe down the insides of the tank itself, but I'm still worried about residue and whatever is in the lines.

(edit) maybe i should have asked this in the maintenance forum...
Fill 'em to the top, go for a spirited sail, empty and refill.
That ought'a do it.
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