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    Re: Water on board/grog
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2012 Aug 29, 06:08 +0100

    At 05:56 29/08/2012, you wrote:
    
    >Somewhat off topic, but...
    >
    >Drinking water being a recent sub thread, I have long been a fan of
    >good grog. Water, Pusser's Rum, raw sugar and lime juice.
    >
    >Since my youth, I've been on hundreds of wooden ships, both restored
    >originals and replicas. I have never noticed a system to collect rainwater.
    >
    >Were there such systems in place, or was the water all from barrels
    >stored on board?
    >
    >Bill B
    
    Patrick O'Brian includes this procedure in his Aubrey-Maturin plots
    many times, so there is probably good historical evidence for this.
    
    Geoffrey
    
    
    
    
    

       
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