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10-25-2009 11:23 AM
zeehag
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Originally Posted by RealityCheck View Post
The Updated Cruising Guide for the area your in.
check out noonsite--they have almost everything needed for cruising
10-25-2009 10:50 AM
SVAuspicious
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Originally Posted by joethecobbler View Post
Getting the same type of pump as you already have aboard is a good idea, however your pressure water system pump probably is prety costly and not durable enough to be kncked about in a dinghy and possibly inclimate weather conditions.
A lot of people carry a spare pressure pump anyway, so using it for water transfer is a cost savings over an additional transfer pump.

I don't carry mine in the dinghy. Only when I get full water jugs back to the boat do I pull out the spare pressure pump (and incidentally General Ecology pre-filter) and transfer water.

I similarly use my X-Changer oil change pump to move fuel from diesel jugs to the boat tanks.

I have a very bad back and work hard to avoid putting any kind of strain on it. Using pumps I carry anyway to transfer liquids helps a lot.
10-24-2009 08:17 PM
zeehag
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to the sailor asking about mooring locations. why not just anchor ? it's free ! and you never have to wonder what your actually tied to when the weather kicks up, as you will have lowered the ground tackle yourself.
as joe says---your tackle is better than a mooring unknown...there is always a place to anchor---there may not always be a place to moor----mooring requires using someone else's tackle--not your own--and there are steps to hassle as re: finding one without a long waiting list, much less one in the area you wish to use.....there may not be a field ion the area you seek a mooring in....etc.......in many places there is the ability to anchor near a mooring field--not in redhook, st thomas, usvi, however------but many other areas that is a possibility--and moorings cost money---anchoring, most places, does not.......
10-24-2009 07:59 PM
joethecobbler Filling a bladder tank in the dinghy to transfer to your onboard tank is easy. You fillit the same way you fill the jerry cans (usually from a water spigot or hose). The advantage is, the bladder tank rolls up small when empty. And can carry quite alot of water when full. It also will/can lie in the bottom of the dinghy easier than the jerry can balancing act (sliding around etc.
Getting the same type of pump as you already have aboard is a good idea, however your pressure water system pump probably is prety costly and not durable enough to be kncked about in a dinghy and possibly inclimate weather conditions.
Harbor freight sells a 12 volt stainless pump body model for about $30 with standard hose fittings it can be attached easily to the bladder tank.
I guess if you didn't have a bladder tank you could still fill the jerry cans then pump into the main tank, untill you convinced yourself that this method is worthy . Then I would guess you would tire of lugging the cans and just get the bladder tank.
ALso to the sailor asking about mooring locations. why not just anchor ? it's free ! and you never have to wonder what your actually tied to when the weather kicks up, as you will have lowered the ground tackle yourself.
10-24-2009 12:47 PM
RealityCheck
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If I am traveling, what is the easiest way to find mooring locations?
The Updated Cruising Guide for the area your in.
10-23-2009 06:17 PM
SVAuspicious
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Thinking more about this, I think what I would rather do is just use my regular water containers and have a water pump so I wouldn't have to lift them out of the dinghy. Anybody have a suggestion for a 12vdc water pump, is there a place around that sells that ? Maybe a small bilge pump is what I am looking for, something that wouldn't put oil into the water ...
Do you have pressure water on your boat? Buy a spare of exactly that pump and use it to pump from jerry jugs or any container, and you'll also be able to swap out directly if your pressure pump fails.
10-23-2009 03:00 PM
wind_magic
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Good idea, I had not thought of this.

Having never used a bladder tank, how is it filled, by gravity like any other tank or would I also have to pump water into it ?

Thank you!
Thinking more about this, I think what I would rather do is just use my regular water containers and have a water pump so I wouldn't have to lift them out of the dinghy. Anybody have a suggestion for a 12vdc water pump, is there a place around that sells that ? Maybe a small bilge pump is what I am looking for, something that wouldn't put oil into the water ...
10-23-2009 02:48 PM
wind_magic
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If you need to "ferry" water to your anchorage or mooring you might consider getting a bladder tank and transfer pump. fill the bladder tank while it's in the dinghy then pump the water into the tanks on the mainship, no lugging cans.
Good idea, I had not thought of this.

Having never used a bladder tank, how is it filled, by gravity like any other tank or would I also have to pump water into it ?

Thank you!
10-23-2009 02:42 PM
joethecobbler $3300 a month ! I would say it is more than enough.
10-23-2009 01:57 PM
barrzell My wife and I are in the process of selling everything, including the house and moving onto a 35 to 40 ft cat. My monthly income without working will be approx. $3300.00 The question is if the boat is completely paid for and we are planing on living on the hook, with a gen, solar panels and wind generator for power, is my monthly income enough to sail the caribbean. We also have medical insurance covered. We are a little frugal in lifestyle, but not completly.
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