Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Day 50 -

By 11:00 it is already 70°F, clear and sunny, and the batteries are already at 100%. I went ahead and dug the inflatable kayak out for Bridget then proceeded to empty the tanks to start getting ready for dry camping at the end of the week. The black tank has gone over three weeks so I’ve been emptying it prematurely over the last year and a half.

While I was flushing the tank, I was thinking that an easy way to fill the fresh water tank while connected to city water was to use the new shower that I had installed last month. I simply removed the hand shower (hand tight) and put the hose into the fresh water gravity fill right below it. Then I could just fill and once it started to overflow from the fill hose, stop. It worked pretty good. Now there is another reason for the outside shower.

Bridget did venture out in her inflatable kayak again launching from the beach at the campground. I went downriver to Jack Smith Park to wait for her arrival.


About 40 minutes later… Apparently, it was windy on the river



8 comments:

  1. did she return or float out to sea?

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    1. I returned! I had the whole river to myself! Well, actually this small part of the river. When I have time I'll get pictures I took on the GoPro. I even took some video underwater. It was quite windy and I had to really use my muscles. I'm going to try again tomorrow morning hoping I don't have to fight the wind and waves.

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  2. Trying to picture the process clearly...you wrote: Then I could just fill and once it started to overflow from the fill hose, stop

    so, once water came out of the usual hole to fill the water tank, you stopped. Did that prevent the siphon effect when waiting for the water to come out of the overfill tubes underneath the rig?

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    1. Your right, not written very well. I am just using the outside shower to fill the fresh water tank which just has a gravity fill. And I just fill until it overflows out of the fill opening. I put a valve on the overflow hose as it starts to overflow when the tank is about 3/4 full and loses water while traveling. So it’s closed.

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    2. Still need some help...this fill opening....part of outdoor shower or the opening where one connects city water?

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    3. The fresh water tank fill is just to the left of the the city water connection below the outdoor shower. And is where the outdoor shower hose is going into.

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  3. Guys, I envy you! Sun, balmy temps, and a water body to float on. Lovely.

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    1. That was the first time that it was actually warm.

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