Yes I do like my real ale and am partial to the odd glass of port (helps my 'evening weekly blog composition' with a glass or two at my side) however at work it’s a different story. A 'nice cup of tea' first thing in the morning always sets me up for the day, coffee at ten and then another cuppa at three. However if out in the marina setting a rig up or cover fitting its a different story, as when working on a customer’s boat and the owner is on board, if asked if I would like a cup of tea or coffee its always 'no thank you, will only make me want to go to the loo' Why? Because so many owners don't pay enough attention to their onboard drinking water! Contamination of your water supply may occur at source, to reduce the risk we strongly recommend that you keep on your boat a dedicated hose for drinking water only. Do not use a hose that has been left in situ on a marina pontoon, you may find that a seabird or rat has contaminated the end by attempting to quench their thirst! Once you have got your hose connected to the supply, make sure your young willing helper is not dragging the end over contaminated decking or has dropped it into the water before putting the nozzle into your filler!
Puratank which contains no chlorine is excellent for cleaning tanks, pumps, pipes and taps, allow 24 hours and if you have not already changed your filter be it a Jabsco or Whale we strongly reccomend you do so, as it leaves the water natural tasting and sweet smelling. It is sensible to add Aquamega tabs (water purifying tablets) which will destroy the organisms, which cause Legionella, Cholera, Typhoid, Amoebic Dysentery and Salmonella to name but a few!