Water, we all need it!
Since my last post about water I have had some discussions with more experienced sailors on some of the different sailing and cruising forums. I realized that I was thinking about it all wrong.
I was thinking about how much water the two of us would need to survive, not how much we would require. One person asked if I was talking about potable water or water in general.
Although most people agreed on that my plan for the water tanks was inadequate, a select few said that it was very doable. If, one would use the water for cooking and drinking only. The luxury of a shower was limited to a cold seawater shower at best. Most of the time wet-wipes were used. Don’t knock the freshening power of a wet-wipe and dishwashing sponge bath on a hot and sticky summer afternoon!
Anyway, I now have realized that a more overlaying plan is needed. And water conservation seems to be on everyone’s lips. Dual taps in the galley, one for freshwater and one for seawater, is almost a requirement rather than a bonus. People shared many conservation ideas, something that can be very important when the water supply is limited.