One chore on Trini is filling the fresh water tanks. We fill the tanks once a month. Each tank holds about 100 gallons.
Most of our water usage is for washing dishes or our hands and drinking water. (We shower at the marina showers).
As I fill the tanks on deck, the Captain monitors the amount below by sticking a dowel in the tank to determine how full it gets.
To make this chore easier, we could hook up a water-line to our boat but this can pose a couple of problems.
- If a hose in the water-line breaks, it could flood our boat with water. So much water our bilge pump wouldn’t keep up, which could sink the boat.
- Its another step to unhook the line so we can go sailing.
But if we do decide to make it easier, I wouldn’t want to. During this chore I get to visit with my dock neighbor, Sasha. She also diligently supervises our water-filling responsibilities.
Have a Great Weekend & Fair Winds!
The Boat Wife – Tankful for Water