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Old 05-02-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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We chose to go with a watermaker from WaterMakers Inc, a 700 GPD unit with auto flush and product diverter valve. We chose them since they were local and they have great reviews also they were one of the first makers of watermakers.
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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Installation started this morning and should be done by the end of that day, just in time for us to hop over to Bimini for the weekend.
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720 gpd, wow !!!

Nice watermaker!


We. Use about 50 gpd on our boat between showers, clothes washing etc... And never conserve.

That equates to approx 7 hours per day, which is about what our generator run time on the hook is.
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720 gpd, wow !!!



Nice watermaker!





We. Use about 50 gpd on our boat between showers, clothes washing etc... And never conserve.



That equates to approx 7 hours per day, which is about what our generator run time on the hook is.

Thanks, Im not sure about how many GPD we use but we just figured you can't go wrong with more volume, It will allow us to run the washer, take all the showers one could want, and being able to wash the boat in the Bahamas without having to rely on a dock and the price of water also the fact that one bad fill up from a marina.
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Oliver, nice setup and WaterMakers was a good choice: excellent product and just down the road from you too.

Changing sediment filters can be a messy business - smelly seawater slopping everywhere, no matter how careful you are. Assuming those are the sediment filters (blue) behind the pressure pump, may I suggest a removable tray just shallow enough that it can slide under the filters and catch the spillage.
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Oliver, nice setup and WaterMakers was a good choice: excellent product and just down the road from you too.

Changing sediment filters can be a messy business - smelly seawater slopping everywhere, no matter how careful you are. Assuming those are the sediment filters (blue) behind the pressure pump, may I suggest a removable tray just shallow enough that it can slide under the filters and catch the spillage.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll see if I can get a drip tray for the prefilters.
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Good choice Oliver.
Nice and simple is the best.
I chose one of our local manufacturers when doing my installation as well.
All manual 120 lt/hr (30 gal) and love it. Puts no restrictions on water use unless one is parked up a dirty river or creek for some days.
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Let us know how it performs, I couldn't be happier with mine.

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Oliver, nice Watermaker , i have the same BUT i have two manometer ( inlet and outlet ) from the waterfilters think about this.
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Oliver, nice Watermaker , i have the same BUT i have two manometer ( inlet and outlet ) from the waterfilters think about this.
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Norbert- Not sure what you're trying to say but I'll take a guess. do you mean a PPM meter? We have one that's electronic and hooked into the water maker along with auto rinse. Our outlet goes into the top of the tank. there is also a hose on the unit itself with a valve so you can fill water bottles.
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Good choice Oliver.
Nice and simple is the best.
I chose one of our local manufacturers when doing my installation as well.
All manual 120 lt/hr (30 gal) and love it. Puts no restrictions on water use unless one is parked up a dirty river or creek for some days.
Picture attached is a bit ordinary, taken when I was doing my engine change out.
Let us know how it performs, I couldn't be happier with mine.

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Thanks, nice setup as well. Simple. The best. Don't worry, were going use it all day tomo whilst crossing the Gulf-stream for Bimini.
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Oliver,
You have two rough water filter as it is good to check the input and output pressure with pressure gauges to see what condition are the two water filters. These filters do I change two times a year.
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Norbert,
I see what you are saying.
On my raw water filters, No 1 is 10 micron and No 2 is 1 micron there is a differential pressure gauge ( back pressure) if the differential gets to high the unit shuts down.
Time to change filters.
I usually change them on a regular basis as it ensures a more efficient operation of the plant.

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The difference can only be measured but if you have two gauges, so it is better a pressure gauge at the entrance and a pressure gauge at the outlet of the double filter. Du not know what pressure of the first pump comes befor the filters, with a second pressure gauge but yes .
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Very nice water maker Oliver. I am installing a Spectra Ventura 150 that I removed from my Mainship 40SB that is going into my Gulfstar trawler. It is a 12vdc water maker and can produce about 7-8 gallons an hour. It takes about 1AH for every gallon made that's pretty efficient for a DC powered unit. In addition I have the MPC5000 digital control panel.
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Well figured I'd do a follow up after running it everyday the whole weekend at the dock and when we crossed. We love it! Worked perfect! If our gauge was right we were going through about 300-350 gallons a day between washing the dusky multiple times a day, washing clothes multiple times a day, washing dishes, and other miscellaneous uses.
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Man, that sure is some heavy water consumption, about 1200 lts /day
How many hours/day were you running the water maker?

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Man, that sure is some heavy water consumption, about 1200 lts /day
How many hours/day were you running the water maker?

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We'd run it the whole day then shut it off at night.
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I noticed your HP pump is not mounted on any kind of isolation feet. You could cut down on the noise and vibration it makes quite a bit by doing so.

Beard Marine normally has them in stock in different weight capacities.
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I noticed your HP pump is not mounted on any kind of isolation feet. You could cut down on the noise and vibration it makes quite a bit by doing so.

Beard Marine normally has them in stock in different weight capacities.

Yep, they were supposed to go on the bottom of the whole assembly but they hadn't measured the total height with mounts so we had to do with out.
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