Rain Catcher? Anyone?
We live aboard, and even cruising in the USA from time to time have trouble coordinating filling our water tanks. We are planning on cruising further afield and on the list is "Make a water catcher". I'm currently thinking as large a bit of material as I can manage, with one or two (close-able) drain pipes and a hose attachment to run from the rain catcher to the water fill, possibly via a filter.
I've never seen a water catcher on any boat, so I'm looking for tips on what works and what doesn't so I don't have to make the same mistakes.
Despite an internet search I can't find anything.
What material? What shape to sew works best to catch/hold water? etc - anything really. Any support / stiffening structure required? All tips / comments appreciated.
I'm also undecided if to use the area at the back of the boat (but near the water tank fills) or the larger area at the front of the boat to rig the water catcher when needed.