Originally Posted by cardude01
Hey good to hear from you! How is the new water maker working?
To perfection. I was sure I wrote you!
The days of dragging a hose out to the dock or hauling jugs from shore are over. Now I do have to flip the breaker every day and rinse/switch filters every couple days. I'm not sure if that pre-filter swap part is necessary but I do it anyway. A katadyn40 gives 1.5 gallons per hour costing four amp hours. Solar more than provides all I need.
Seaweed had some fuel return line issues (my fault entirely) that I believe are resolved. I have been tinkering with that. The last few trips have been short and uneventful. I was planning on going to a nearby cove this afternoon and laid down to read another chapter in a new book. Four hours later.... Well I guess I'll go out tomorrow. Or the next day.
The afternoon thunder boomer season has arrived so not much fancy stuff going on. Finding new leaks is not a favorite activity however it is becoming a job with all too frequent regularity. Today around the starboard pilothouse door window a drip developed. I will fix that this week but first I want to repaint the window frames with flat black Rustoleum.
Yes the water maker is perfection. This was a big step in long term life afloat. Because I prefer remote places having the ability to make a spot of water is truly wonderful. Heck, back when I was a kidlet I had to smash my own hydrogen and oxygen atoms together if I wanted water. This is much easier!
Every time I use it I remember the kindness that enabled me to jump on that offer and seal the deal. There are some wonderful people in the world and the timing was perfection. Saying thank you seems so trivial when the change was so massive.
If I decide to head west or you head south I'd love to show my girl to you. I'll probably putter around the Tampa Bay area for a bit before going east. I've got friends on the east coast I'd like to see again too. Until I am SURE I have the fuel line switches right I'm being conservative.