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Offline HeaveToo

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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2015, 09:35:15 PM »
ah....that is right.  You may have to move the battery location if you want to upgrade your house bank.  You could always move to Group 27 batteries and wire them in parallel. 
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Offline tmw

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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2016, 01:53:30 PM »
Are there guidelines for how much water per person per day to pack for a multi-day cruise?  I'm liking the Coast Guard app which lists both required and recommended equipment, although it can be very general, e.g. in the recommended equipment it lists "Food and Water" without any details.  It did help me list items I likely would have overlooked, like binoculars.

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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2016, 02:23:35 PM »
Are there guidelines for how much water per person per day to pack for a multi-day cruise?  I'm liking the Coast Guard app which lists both required and recommended equipment, although it can be very general, e.g. in the recommended equipment it lists "Food and Water" without any details.  It did help me list items I likely would have overlooked, like binoculars.

Rule-of-thumb I've seen is 1 gallon per person per day for consumption and cooking. Personally I think my consumption runs closer to 0.5 gallons/day or less with a couple cans of pop/beer thrown in. If you have the room and can handle the weight, 1 gallon/day per person is a generally safe bet. Also, I generally cruise during cooler months, so not sweating much.

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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2016, 07:16:12 PM »
I cruise in an area where I can get water.  Usually every few days I need fuel so I get water then too.

I carry bottled water, lots of it.  My water tank is for cleaning dishes and cleaning me.  I also carry a few gallons in jugs for cooking so that it doesn't have that lovely water tank taste, smell, or funk. 
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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2016, 02:28:25 AM »
That rule of thumb wouldn't work for me in the NJ summer heat. I easily drink 4 to 5 quarts of water daily by myself. Not to mention cooking and cleaning.
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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2016, 05:06:59 AM »
Isn't that a constellation?
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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2016, 09:55:02 AM »
Which one is Bob23?


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Re: Packing for a longer cruise
« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2016, 09:57:31 AM »
With a little more research, I found Bob, Agent of Hydra: