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    Drinking water from your tanks???

    Question...

    Do you get your drinking water from your tanks?

    I brush my teeth, and make coffee, etc... using water from my tanks, and have no problems.

    For my actual drinking water I get that directly from my watermaker, using the spigot that flows into my galley sink. I have two one gallon jugs that I keep in the fridge for drinking water.

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    where are we right now​​​​​​???​

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    #2
    We have a specific spigot for drinking water. The water comes from our tanks but runs through a special filter.
    Azzurra
    Seattle, WA
    Ocean Alexander 54

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      #3
      We drink from out tank going through a filter. We have had no problem in 2 seasons at this marina. We are getting town water from Nanaimo and it actually tastes good as well.

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        #4
        We just drink bottled water...
        John
        1986 Marinette 39 Sedan after enjoying our 1984 Marinette 28
        (formerly 89 2755 5.8 OMC & 97 1850SS 4.3L Alpha I)

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          #5
          I drink the water from my tanks or from the dock water supply for the last 4 1/2 years.

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            #6
            everything goes to my water tanks. Filled with city water or watermaker. the whole system does have a series of 4 filters and all water from anywhere including showers,toilets,deck hoses, etc get filtered. So we also drink from there of course. I've had a pet peeve about bottled water since the 90's. I remember being a kid and people wishing car's could run on water, now I'm sure glad they don't, that shit is more expensive than fuel.

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              #7
              Tank water for me... mostly watermaker though sometimes I do use the hose.

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                #8
                Originally posted by shade2u2 View Post
                We just drink bottled water...
                Most of our drinking water comes out of this type of bottle that is filled from the dockside hose.

                The Admiral isn't confident in our tank water yet due to some odor last year when we got the boat. I commission it in the spring with the common bleach process and am treating each tankful now with TastePure water freshener. Hopefully that helps.
                John
                1986 Marinette 39 Sedan after enjoying our 1984 Marinette 28
                (formerly 89 2755 5.8 OMC & 97 1850SS 4.3L Alpha I)

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                  #9
                  I make water year round. It goes to the tank and a little chlorine, below taste detection, is added. I use a pool test kit and shoot for the lowest chlorine level that registers. The galley water goes thru another set of filters and has a great taste. Without the chlorine, the tanks will eventually grow organisms even though the watermaker water goes thru a sterilizer. I use to shock chlorinize my tanks a couple times a year, but found adding chlorine as I make water works better.

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                    #10
                    After bleaching, as a maintenance mode I pour in a pint of hydrogen peroxide every so often.
                    That seems to keep things okay.

                    I use a combination of dock water and watermaker water.

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                      #11
                      We use the water from the tanks. I use a filter when filling, and have not had any problems. I will be using the watermaker, once I have a chance to get it functioning.
                      Destiny
                      Bayliner 5288
                      Port Ludlow, WA

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by janice142 View Post
                        After bleaching, as a maintenance mode I pour in a pint of hydrogen peroxide every so often.
                        That seems to keep things okay.

                        I use a combination of dock water and watermaker water.
                        What does the hydrogen peroxide do that the chlorine won't?
                        Bill and Janice
                        Chatham, Ontario, Canada
                        1988 2455 Ciera

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                          #13
                          I would drink tank water after it's filtered through my berkey water filter
                          It's all a dream
                          '03 245 5.7/BIII & '07 Sedona pontoon

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                            #14
                            I have to say that I really like the watermaker tap on my sink.

                            I use that to fill up a jug that gets kept in the fridge.

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                            KEVIN SANDERS
                            4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                            where are we right now​​​​​​???​

                            https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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                              #15
                              Tank water for me.

                              My crew won't drink it but have no problems with the ice from the icemaker... go figure.
                              1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
                              1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
                              Nobody gets out alive.

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