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Hello everyone. In just a few weeks now we will be heading out for our ICW cruise from Newport, RI to the Florida Keys. Our boat however only holds 30 gallons of water and I am debating wether to buy a watermaker or just buy water along the way. Does anyone have an idea of what the average cost of water is along this route? I would appreciate any help in this matter.
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I made the same trip in the Fall 2001 and I never paid for water - just filled up when I was refueling or rented a slip overnight. I had about 40 gallons of water on board plus I carried a couple of 5 gallon jerry jugs. You will be motoring a lot so make sure you have enough fuel! It''s a great trip - ENJOY!

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Thanks Russ. My boat also holds 30 gallons of fuel so it seems I will probably be refueling quite often as well.
I hate the idea of carrying extra watercans and the extra weight and space involved but even more, I hate the idea of forking out a few thousand dollars for something I could get for free. I guess I am so used to carrying a water purifier I can''t imagine not using one (or something similar).
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You may also want to be aware of the German study that showed that children brought up in "dirty" homes were healthier in general than those who had their houses kept super-clean. It seems that the exposure to "germs" helped them build better immune system defenses.
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The quality of "hose" water can vary greatly. A good $50 investment is one of the larger cartridge filters that Sears, etc. sells. You''d be amazed at the amount of crap that they strain out. If you get one, just be sure that you have the correct match of male and female hose connections. You have to hook up to a hose for the intake and then run your hose to it for the outlet.
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I love clean water it smells clean and feels clean and if the beer runs out tastes clean. The filter is a good thing and the inline filters to each outlet are great to. The hose fittings are another thing white drinking water hose is great if you keep it dry by draining it each time and get the plugs fot it. Try and find every brass hose fitting you can think of adaptors coupelers ect. The blue water jugs I think are great they say I am in for the long haul. I have all this stuff and it is like a virgin never let anything touch it that ain''t clean or its spoiled forever. Take the time and clean out your tanks it is a pain but the satisfaction is worth it.
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