As you may know, narrow boats have reasonably large water tanks - usually in the bow which provide storage for the boat's occupants needs.
On Ellis, we've increased the size of the water tank from somewhere around 300, to 500 litres. The tank is going to be stainless steel as a posed to mild steel to avoid the need for painting. When I say painting, I don't mean picasso style - I mean an unpleasant job that involves some poor soul having to fold themselves up and squeeze into the tank in order to apply a "safe" paint product to the interior surface every few years.
Stainless steel, 'generally' means a maintenance free tank - except for perhaps the odd bleach tablet if required ... chances are, we'll flush ours out regularly enough to avoid that anyway.
ALL that said, given the general method of filling the water tank is by dragging a skanky bit of hosepipe across the tow-path to a tap and then shoving it down the filler tube - it's
Our good friend compromise is paying a visit again... IF we had plenty of money, we'd be having this
It's NOT the most expensive one available, but it is good... but at circa £300.00 we won't be having it.
Given our tank will be a) new b) stainless steel and c) we'll take care when filling, I hope we'll get away with something a little bit more affordable...
Something along the lines of this from our friends at Screwfix :screwfix water filter
It's only about £20 and I'll fit it to one dedicated "drinking tap" in the galley for when we want to drink fruit squash or just water. It comes highly recommended by many live-aboards over on Canalworld forum!
Another good thing about it (besides the price) is the availability of filters - there are screwfix stores all over the country so wherever we are on our eventual travels, we won't be too far from a replacement filter when the time arrives.
Before I go off to bed (busy day tomorrow removing old rivets the manual way because the plasma cutter packed in today at work) an update on the missing anchor - I finally opened a case on Ebay regarding it and the money has since (this morning) been credited to my paypal account so I guess the anchor is not going to be coming now... which is a pain... hey ho. Time to start my search again.
Until next time.