SailNet Community - View Single Post - Caribbean, What works and doesn't
View Single Post
post #71 of Old 03-09-2019
outbound
Senior Member
 
outbound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
Posts: 6,074
Thanks: 133
Thanked 180 Times in 173 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Caribbean, What works and doesn't

Can get hot water from:
Engine or generator waste heat
Webasto furnace (used up north)
Heating element using AC electricity
Down here people also use those black solar heated bags to avoid the need to turn on a generator.
Our tanks are integral to the hull and at water inside eventually reaches ocean temp so is luke warm out of the cold faucet.
It’s surprising how long hot water lasts if you’re only using it to shower. Usually get 6 showers out of it. As it starts out so hot as mentioned above.
Often take cool showers to beat the heat for awhile.

s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46
outbound is online now  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome