Thank you, my boating community
Because Katherine Jane now has the recommended $12 water timer which limits the amount of city water that can possibly come onboard. And because he is always thinking of my comfort, Brock has the water pump on as backup, so if we reach that magic gallon-o-meter number while I’m in the shower, I’ll have backup so that I can finish shaving my legs.
There was the moon coming up over the lake tonight. Reminding me just why I love being onboard.
And the ships are all decorated for the holidays. Golden Eagle is a local boat, done up really well. Probably time to start thinking about some decorations for Miss KJ.
***UPDATE*** And wouldn’t you know it…less than 24 hours after we get our new toy, they turn off the water to the docks because of freezing temperatures, so now we have no city water! The unfortunate part is that we had originally had 27 inches of water (800 gallons), but with the water pump on, when they turned off the city water, we were back-feeding the system. Which left us with only 19 inches of water. Still enough for quite a while, but we’re being aware of our usage during this freeze. Brock is restricted to Navy showers. Mine are already short enough that I’m not on restriction. I’m very efficient. Stewbie? Yeah, you’re on restriction, kid.
I thought that was a new picture of KJ then I thought maybe I'm imagining things.Glad Tana cleared that up for me. Yes she is looking absolutely lovely.On the water topic. I was once told to never have the hose connected directly to the taps on my boat in case it ever popped off and flooded the boat. They suggested I use the hose to fill my water tanks and use them as my water source. I never got around to sorting that out but lived in fear of my boat flooding ever since they told me that was possible. So, so many ways for a boat to sink, the list seems endless. And yes, the one big drawback of being on city water during the winter is that there seems to be no way to keep the hose from freezing solid in below zero weather. We did try to leave the taps running but if the trickle is too small, they can still freeze and our water was on a meter so the more it ran, the bigger the bill. I thought it was just us, but talked to people at fancy schmancy marinas and they too were without water during the big freeze.Lucky for them, they had showers on land at the main office.Hopefully this winter will be mostly mild and this won't be too big of an issue for any of us.
Nice new photo of KJ!
Rob, I like your idea! In fact, with the warm water on the aft deck, he won't even be suffering that much! T&M;, we just have two regular small electric heaters – one fore, one aft. Brock is working on a system which will connect to our diesel furnace and provide on-demand never-run-out hot water. Just a matter of money on that project. It will probably happen in conjunction with the hot tub. We have enough hot water for the two of us to shower without problem in our aft heater. Hasn't been a problem.
Ya, our hoses would always freeze unless we kept a tap running.
What kind of water heater do you guys use? and how long does it give you hot water when you're not "restricted"?
Whats a Navy shower in your book? is it similar to a jockeys one? A quick wipe down with the "sporting life" :o)) or is it a 10 second spray from a boom mounted black plastic bag containing sea water and 5 seconds with a gardenspray containing fresh water to get the soap off, or haven`t you got to that yet :o))