any idea of comparative costs of both the Spectra and VM?
You can get prices on line for*the Spectra*but will probably have to call*a Village Marine rep for their prices.* At boat shows*they are heavily discounted.**
Even if prices were comparable, I wouldn't put a DC unit on a boat that had a generator.* We try to minimize the run time on the generator.* Primarily we are running the generator to charge the house bank and make hot water.* If we had a DC water maker, it*would increase the generator run time since we would be replacing*DC amps that we took out to make water.* With our AC unit, we usually*have a surplus of water and find that the water maker is run less than the generator.
On a side note, Village Marine is now owned by Parker/Racor.
-- Edited by Larry M on Thursday 3rd of February 2011 08:44:22 AM