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You know I use a ditch bad too. And as always, Saildog comes through with great advice. A big plus of putting the watermaker in the ditchbag is you can also use it if you lose your onboard watermaker. A negative is one my typicl concerns: if you hole your boat (or God forbid, roll it and are taking on water quickly) you may find all of your thoughts on getting out of the boat quickly and not getting the ditch. I am not dissagreeing with SD, at all, since I use a ditch bag too (as most sailors do), but I have always been scared of the reality factor in an emergency.
So here you go: As cheap as watermakers are, er hmm, just put one in both!!!! No?? Well, then, that is a decision you have to make for yourself.
PS You know, in this discussion, I would be interested in Roberts thoughts and the panic of knowing you are going down. I may PM him.
Last edited by Cruisingdad; 02-19-2007 at 05:41 PM.