Jackie Parry – author

Water Catcher – drought inducing – part 4

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I’ve probably just secured a drought for France for the next few months, as I have now completed our rain catcher.

Post down-pipe and water inlet (under lock)

Port down-pipe and water inlet (under lock)

We have two water tanks. The port side inlet/tank is near the down-pipe. The other inlet/tank is near the bow of the boat, so we had to incorporate a hose to fill that one.

I’ll let the photos show how it was done.

Filter

Filter

Showing how it slots in (this part has been glued to the rest now)

Showing how it slots in (this part has been glued to the rest now)

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Port side all done.

Port side all done.

Filter in starboard side.

Filter in starboard side.

Connections in place

Connections in place

A better view - the hose runs forward

A better view – the hose runs forward

Into the second water tank.

Into the second water tank.

Crazy women with ear-rings - or ARE THEY ear-rings?

Crazy women with ear-rings – or ARE THEY ear-rings?

Cleverly designed filters on the top of the wheelhouse. Layers of mozzie netting, cinched together and a plastic handle attached so they don't gradually slide down the pipe. (Plastic came from handle off the pipe cleaner brush) - we have several 'filters' each side.

Not ear-rings, but cleverly designed filters on the top of the wheelhouse. Layers of mozzie netting have been cinched together and pushed into the hole. The plastic handle is attached so the netting doesn’t gradually slide down the pipe. (The plastic came from handle off the pipe cleaner brush) – we have several ‘filters’ each side – from top to bottom.

When it rains we simply have to slide the plastic pipes onto the down-pipes and ensure all the filters are in place. Of course, the roof will have a good wash first!

Now, the sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky 🙂

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Author: jackieandnoel

Author and Traveller

13 thoughts on “Water Catcher – drought inducing – part 4

  1. A drought in France for a month or so would be great…….especially as we wil be arriving there on the 16th September.

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    • Exciting! Which part of France are you heading to?

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      • We will be in Paris for a few days recovering from our 180km walk across Scotland, then down south to a villa outside of Toulouse for a week (to recover from Paris). The last week will be up in Normandy. Is any of that likely to be close to where you are?

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  2. No it doesn’t work that way when you prepare and don’t need it than it will rain, at least my opinion. Great work looks very professional not like what we had on obsession.

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  3. Ha ha! Leslie, you are probably right! It’s more professional than what we had on Mariah, Pyewacket was easy, straight off the decks! 🙂

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  4. Hi Jackie how far are you guys headed and where are you staying for winter

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  5. Good idea the filters into the drain from the roof

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