We filled the tank with pvc soil pipes. Uses almost no space and stops the
movement of the water.
Conservation of drinking water
The exact amount of chlorine to conservate drinking water is six drops of 6%
chlorine per gallon of water.
e-mailadres untraceable for spamseekers
Spamseekers look for the @-token. If you display your emailaddress in html
on your website, they will definitely find you. Even if you hide your
address in a jpg, things go wrong. A mailto-link is of course not done.
site and it can even generate a mailto; but for spamyour address remains
untraceable. Check the source code of our Contact page.
To get rid of your present spam, you
will have to change your email address.
Script: Hans van Domselaar, Happy
Improved bridle on your anchor rode
In order to prevent from grinding and cluncking and to divide forces over
your boulders, a double bridle is practical: one end to the port bouldr, one
end to starboard.
with LEDs and lightcell for
An anchorlight on solar energy saves energy, but it does'nt give much light.
We combined 16 white LEDs on a printwith a lightcell.
Design and realization: Hans Coelers,
Stern wave flushing through drains into the cockpit?
Close the cockpit drains underneath with a stainless steel "safety net",
drop a pingpong ball in the drains and reduce the diameter on the upper side
in such a way that the ball is stuck when pushed upwards
Idea: Ernie van Onlangs, Morgan
Electronics protected against moisture
After two years of use in a humid environment, our camera and laptop were
affected by corrosion. Lesson 1: never leave the laptop in the navigation
area when it is not used. Now we keep this kind of vulnerable stuff in
a separate drawer in which we placed a "Bison Vochtvreter", a box filled
with special silicons attracting moisture. (Not wehen we are sailing of
A cover for the dinghy
A dinghy cover is
absolutely necessary in the tropics. Without, pvc (of which almost all
dinghies are made) tends to get sticky. There is only one brand of dinghy
that can do without a cover and this is not Zodiac but the in Europe very
expensive Caribe, which is made out of hypalon. (Tip: they are quite cheap in
P made our first cover in Muros (Spain), but after exactly 2 years the
fabric was totally worn out and decomposed as a result of UV light. So in
Suriname a new cover was made out of heavy denim, as no UV-coated fabric
could be obtained. Fortunately we could get hold of nylon thread, as
polyester thread is not UV-proof. Costs of materials:
20 euro's plus 9 hours of labour and perspiration by P.