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Jimmy-Kim 31-08-2014 23:12

Fresh water
I'm exploring the possibility of spending a few or several months in the Caribbean,besides full service marinas that cost 1.15$ per ft per day, Is there a less expensive way to get fresh water ?

Target9000 01-09-2014 01:03

Re: Fresh water
Rain catchment system :)

FSMike 01-09-2014 13:42

Re: Fresh water
You don't necessarily have to buy a night's dockage, just pull in and buy however much water (and fuel) you need then go back out and anchor.
Alternatively, you could buy a watermaker.

Amapola 01-09-2014 14:20

Re: Fresh water
Most marinas will sell water without requiring you to stay there. Sometimes it's free if you purchase fuel. We finally gave in and bought a water maker and love, love, love, it.

a64pilot 01-09-2014 16:37

Re: Fresh water
Assuming you don't buy anything except the water how much a Gl? Do they meter it?

Scott Berg 01-09-2014 17:46

Re: Fresh water
every place is different; some charge a flat rate, others meter, others 'comp.'
we paid up to $.50 USD/gallon
We now have a water maker, not a financial decision but a 'quality of life' solution

Hudson Force 02-09-2014 09:45

Re: Fresh water
We use FSMike's plan from post #3 not only in the islands, but here in the USA.

barnakiel 02-09-2014 11:12

Re: Fresh water
We get our water at fuel docks. Varies from free to dear.

You can catch rain then filter the amt you want to drink.


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