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drinking water #196172
05/28/2019 07:07 PM
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What kind of water does everyone order for on the boat? We had some a few years back that was very salty but can't remember the name.
ZEPHYRILL WATER is the least expensive that I can see. Is is good? Yes, we are picky. Suggestions?

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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196173
05/28/2019 07:43 PM
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We often use nikkini. Mostly we make our own on board and reuse the bottles


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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196175
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Originally Posted by Lcrich
What kind of water does everyone order for on the boat?
ZEPHYRILL WATER i


We have had this water and it was fine. We also have water maker, so usually buy4-6 gallons and then just refill with watermaker as Warren does.

Water maker on board is very nice. Saving space as well as not needing to plan itinerary around water.


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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196182
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We have people bring empty water bottles and then buy gallon jugs from Riteway to supplement.

on my guys trip in Feb apparently they didn't listen to my briefing and made coffee with boat water...glad I dont drink coffee

Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196184
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Wish we had a water maker but we don't! Bella from TMM

Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196188
05/28/2019 11:17 PM
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Sea a Tiger and scuba doo both with TMM and have watermakers. Maybe next time?


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Re: drinking water [Re: Deepcut] #196191
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i[/quote]We also have water maker, so usually buy4-6 gallons and then just refill with watermaker as Warren does.[/quote]

The water maker puts the water directly into the holding tank. Most people buy bottled water to not drink from the tank. Am I missing something?

Re: drinking water [Re: deliveryskipper] #196193
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All of our cats and several mono's at CYOA have water makers. We also equip those boats with a filter system including UV lights. No need for bottled water and plastic trash.

Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196203
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Even with a clean water tank and my watermaker, I will use a Brita filter before drinking the water or making coffee with it. I don't taste a difference, though.

Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196236
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We buy 6 one gallon jugs then refill from holding tank using a high quality backpacking filter.


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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196238
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We use the Zephryll water, and is was fine. Got the case of 6 delivered from Riteway.


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Re: drinking water [Re: woodsnwine] #196239
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Originally Posted by woodsnwine
We buy 6 one gallon jugs then refill from holding tank using a high quality backpacking filter.

That must be one hell of a filter!


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Re: drinking water [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #196240
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by woodsnwine
We buy 6 one gallon jugs then refill from holding tank using a high quality backpacking filter.

That must be one hell of a filter!


laugh

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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196241
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I stayed away from that one.


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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196245
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I too thought of the backpacking filter. Good one's will filter just about everything including viruses and bacteria. Check out youtube where they filter a muddy puddle and drink it! But, they are slow and would be way too much hassle for me to fill gallon jugs. I've used the UV light pens (Steripen or Starlight) on land based trips to fill 16 oz. bottles and it's great for two people. I don't quite get the arguments for boats with water makers. For shower and dishes yes! For drinking? I wouldn't. You are still drinking from the tank. You have no idea what previous charters did. How many times do you read trip reports where the water maker broke and the charter company said just fill the tanks at any given marina and keep the receipt for reimbursement? Same thing with UV lights or reverse osmosis filters. You are relying on the charter company to make sure they were changed on a timely schedule. Good luck with that! UV lights have to be VERY clean to be effective and drastically lose effectiveness as the bulb nears the end of it's lifespan. I'm on well water at home and have a whole little room dedicated to filters! And I still drink bottled water most of the time.



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Re: drinking water [Re: bailau] #196265
05/29/2019 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bailau
We have people bring empty water bottles and then buy gallon jugs from Riteway to supplement.

on my guys trip in Feb apparently they didn't listen to my briefing and made coffee with boat water...glad I dont drink coffee



We generally get gallon bottles for drinking water but have never had a 2nd thought about boat water for coffee. It's being boiled. Am I missing something?

We've been turned away 3X on charters from docks that were supposed to have had water but didn't and ended up running out on the last day of the trip. Taking that out of the equation would be nice so we're looking very closely at adding one to Tortuga.


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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #196267
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I guess that is true...good point

Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #203761
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Dumb question No.1: How many gallon jugs of water should I get for a week charter with 5 adults? (No water filter on the boat). We do drink a lot of water - but I'm asking more from the realistic storage point of view. At home I would guess we go through several gallons a day . . . What do most of you plan for?



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Re: drinking water [Re: DuxDweller] #203762
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Start with a dozen. You can resupply many places.

Re: drinking water [Re: DuxDweller] #203765
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We go with one gallon per person for every 2 days of the charter. 1/2 gallon minimum per person per day. It’s a lot of gallon jugs but you’ll find creative places to tuck them on the boat :-) Gallon jugs - just let everyone refill their cups throughout the day (and here’s my pitch for everyone bringing their own tervis tumbler for the week!)

Don’t drink from the tank. We have a boat that we’re on all summer. We have 2 100 gallon water tanks. Think about this: the water comes through a hose, into a plastic tank, sits there, then gets refilled - all,charter season long. We use a brita water pitcher on our boat (not feasible for a charter I know).

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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #203767
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Does anyone know if the stores down by Road Town carry the 2.5 gallon water jugs? Less plastic - though I suppose if everyone fills up the hydroflasks with a couple of gallon jugs before we leave the dock we'd use those empties for the first batches of painkillers!



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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #203791
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Charter a boat with a water maker, then taken only 5 or 6 of the 1 gallon jugs along.

Last edited by warren460; 09/05/2019 05:17 AM.

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Re: drinking water [Re: warren460] #203808
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Originally Posted by warren460
Charter a boat with a water maker, then taken only 5 or 6 of the 1 gallon jugs along.


I guess this is a separate question and may be different using a water maker.

We've generally used tank water for showers, cleaning etc. and buy gallon jugs for drinking water because drinking from the hold makes me nervous.

1) do most people drink from the holds?
2) is there a difference when there is a watermaker aboard?

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Re: drinking water [Re: Schwendy] #203809
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Originally Posted by Schwendy
I too thought of the backpacking filter. Good one's will filter just about everything including viruses and bacteria. Check out youtube where they filter a muddy puddle and drink it! But, they are slow and would be way too much hassle for me to fill gallon jugs. I've used the UV light pens (Steripen or Starlight) on land based trips to fill 16 oz. bottles and it's great for two people. I don't quite get the arguments for boats with water makers. For shower and dishes yes! For drinking? I wouldn't. You are still drinking from the tank. You have no idea what previous charters did. How many times do you read trip reports where the water maker broke and the charter company said just fill the tanks at any given marina and keep the receipt for reimbursement? Same thing with UV lights or reverse osmosis filters. You are relying on the charter company to make sure they were changed on a timely schedule. Good luck with that! UV lights have to be VERY clean to be effective and drastically lose effectiveness as the bulb nears the end of it's lifespan. I'm on well water at home and have a whole little room dedicated to filters! And I still drink bottled water most of the time.


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Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #203811
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Lcrich, in answer to your question regarding Zepherhills. I live in Florida and personally don't like it. I think it has a swampy flavor. But water is very subjective. We have had boats with watermakers and still never drink that water. We plan on 1/2 to 1 gallon a day per person, and have been happy with BVI Springs in gallon bottles. Easy to buy more during your trip.

Re: drinking water [Re: Lcrich] #203813
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We also plan on 1/2 gallon per person per day. We use it for drinking and cooking. For 10 days we take on 42 - 1 gallon jugs. They come 6 to a case. On a cat you can always find places to stash them.


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Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
We also plan on 1/2 gallon per person per day. We use it for drinking and cooking. For 10 days we take on 42 - 1 gallon jugs. They come 6 to a case. On a cat you can always find places to stash them.


42 1 gallon jugs? OK - maybe I underestimated the amount of space we'll have! 5 people, 7 days = 18 gallons. Maybe round up and grab 4 cases (24 gallons). Sounds like a plan.



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Re: drinking water [Re: DuxDweller] #203876
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An empty 1 gallon water bottle makes a good Painkiller jug...


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