Water on board? A valuable commodity: we explain how to minimize its consumption


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wash-a-boardWater is a precious commodity. Especially on a cruise, if you plan to be away from ports for a while spending the nights in roadsteads and thus will not be able to refuel whenever you wish. It therefore turns out to be necessary to learn how to use as little water as possible, avoiding waste.

Personal hygiene on board will also have to be subject to the rules of sailing: remember, for example, that a glass of fresh water will suffice for brushing your teeth, and given the frequent bathing at sea the only problem will be to get the salt off you in the evening. To minimize the amount of fresh water you need to use, we recommend that you use a good marine shampoo: for example, Body & Shampoo (by the way, if you subscribe to the Sailing Newspaper, either in print or digital, by September 30 you will receive a free pack!), which is PH neutral and works with marine water. Its composition makes it completely environmentally friendly, so you can dump it into the sea without doing any harm. Once you have washed yourself, it is time to rinse with fresh water.To minimize consumption, simply open the hand shower for a few seconds above your head and then close it, allowing the fresh water to flow over your body, removing the saline.

fish net-holder…AND FOR THE DISHES
Remember that dishes and pots and pans can be safely washed with seawater-if you make sure you have net bags on board (like the ones divers use to carry caught fish), you can use them as dishwashers. Drop glasses, pots and plates overboard after having dinner or lunch, and after a few hours, when you retrieve them on board, they will be perfectly defatted. Another little tip: If you are sailing in clean water, you can use one-third seawater instead of salt water for the pasta.



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