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Re: Provisioning for Gunkholing and Voyaging on Small Light Displacement Sailboats
One thing I am still experimenting with is using dry ice. Place a slab at the bottom of the cooler, frozen sundries, another slab, refrigerated goods on the top.
I'm just extremely hesitant to put it on a boat unkess there was some form of active ventilation to keep the bilge from filling with carbon dioxide.
Iíve used dry ice on charters. In normal use the amount of CO2 given off by dry ice is less than what is given off by the crew breathing, so unless youíre in a hermetically sealed chamber I canít see how it could be a problem.
There was a thread about this on CF a little while ago. Some people were too nervous to use it, but those who have used dry ice had no problems.
BONUS: Dry ice is really fun to play with.
on a starboard tack