8-12Litres of water each day to rhydrate ourselves and our rations
Water, water all around and not a drop to drink (“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
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Have you ever wondered how to rehydrate 480 ration packs? The answer comes from converting seawater using the desalination unit installed in the boat. It is powered by the solar panels onboard and capable of converting 30 litres of saltwater per hour.
This is our only means of fresh water and survival at sea. If it fails we will have to rely on the back up hand pump which is only capable of purifying less than 1 litre each hour and will have to be pumped in between rowing shifts.