Onboard Water Supply and Consumption
Spending time aboard a sailing yacht is great fun. As soon as you decide to charter one for our sailing holidays, you start thinking about destinations you would like to sail, sights you would like to see, beaches, restaurants
When at home, a few consider water consumption, especially in regions where it does not make a large part of monthly households bills. There is nothing better than a hot shower in winter or after physical activities. However, the capacity of
Because water supply aboard the sailing yacht is not indefinite. When you read this text, it seems self-explanatory, but you would not believe how many people found themselves helpless when they realize that they have spent a few hundreds of liters of fresh water in only one day of sailing. Usually, they start searching the charts and pilots looking for the closest harbor that provides fresh water. Sometimes that can be quite a problem because commercial ports and marinas are usually completely full
Here are a few tricks on how to save fresh water and extend your sailing legs without visiting ports and marinas if you did not
First of all, reduce your time spent under the shower along with the number of showers per day. The technique of taking shower aboard a sailing yacht considers just wetting the body with running water, putting shower gel and rubbing the body (and hair) without running water, and finally rinsing out with running water.
Since the bathrooms aboard many sailing yachts are quite small, many people take
When it comes to doing dishes, the basics are the same. Try to reduce the dishes needed to prepare and serve the food. For example, you do not need a plate for each crew member if the sandwiches are served. Just one paper napkin per person will do the purpose. Many of my clients did not realize that seawater is a very good diluent, so all the dishes can be washed on the swimming platform. All you need to do is to be careful, so you do not lose the dishes in the deep waters, and rinse it with freshwater. By using this technique not only should you save water supply, but also protect the nature from aggressive washing liquids.