Originally Posted by a64pilot
collection systems are often very easy to implement, often itís just a wet towel around the water
fill so that water off of the deck
flows into the water fill.
I believe anyone considering a long passage
that doesnít have a rain catchment plan whether or not they have a Watermaker
Mine is our in boom furler
, the boom is a big gutter, I tapped the drain and installed a standard plastic male water hose fitting, the amount of water that comes off of the main sail and flows into the gutter shaped boom is surprising in a rain storm, of course it means the main has to be up.
But itís a back up plan is all, never actually been used.
It works a treat.. my method is hang a bucket on the goose neck then use the topping lift
to incline the boom toward the mast
.. have filled a 5gal bucket in 5mins this way.. 2 buckets work
best, when the first is full hang the second before taking the full one back to fill your jugs..
By the time thats done the others full, repeat till rain stops or jug/tanks are full, whichever comes first..