Friday, February 15, 2013

Wintering Aboard: Water Fill Up

Just another part of living aboard on the hard during the winter. All the the water taps in the boatyard are winterized so we have to carry jerry jugs up the ladder to fill our tanks. Two 5 gallon jerry cans X six trips to the only unwinterized water tap in the marina = a huge pain in the ass. Feels good to be full up though.


  1. Excellent exercise! I'm pretty sure though that Hans would find a way to winch them up like we did with our dog.
    When you use your sink, does the water run out under your boat? I'm wondering what it would be like if it then froze (?). Living on the hard certainly has its challenges!

  2. Yeah it is good exercise I guess. Way to see the positive side of things! Our galley sink just drains out the side of the boat but we don't have to worry about it freezing because we are in a tent that we heat with a kerosene heater. It opens up a whole new set of challenges though for sure. This morning there was a lot of condensation on the inside of the tent that had frozen in some places. When I went to unzip the door it was frozen stuck. Just another part of wintering aboard I guess.

  3. Ahh the good old days, I spend 798 days living in the boatyard rebuilding a boat :) Great blog A