This is our beautiful Matilda - she is a 43 foot Hans Christian, Christina model. We have been her owners and living aboard her since 2010. In June 2014 we cast off the dock lines and have been cruising the Australian East coast full time. Since July 2016 we have been sailing through Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Filling the water tanks from a town supply can be a hit and
miss affair, in the past we have been caught out when we filled the tanks with
water that was so highly chlorinated we think the local public pool would have
We are not sure of the reason for the over chlorination but since
then we now follow a short procedure prior to filling the tanks. Firstly we let
the hose run for at least a minute and take a sample; we then check the sample
for smell, clarity and taste. Once the water passes our short test we fill a
tank, but don’t fill the next tank with out doing the same tests again.
addition to the pre fill tests we run the water through an activated charcoal
filter to filter out organic impurities. The parts required to put a filter
together are available at the local hardware store and its easy to assemble