not long after my last post, I switched to kegging, and wow what a difference it made. I can actually make beer at anchor if needed. sanitizing one keg is much easier than fifty bottles. and then just add a little co2 pressure and you have beer ready to chill and serve.
then when you want to make it portable, just fill a growler.
I still only brew partial grain batches, its just easier to do on a boat.