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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Making Distilled Water?
1. If you batteries constantly need water, you may be overcharging your batteries.
2. Buy a gallon of distilled water and keep it on the boat is easier and cheaper.
3. If you have water maker on the boat, the water from the water maker is better than the distilled water.
Not sure the above meet your need. YMMV.
I discussed the matter with the Tech's at Trojan that advised me that it is not unusual to need to add a few ounces of water to the batteries in very hot environments such as southwest Florida. We do keep a gallon jug of distilled water but we shall be gone for an extended period and may not have access to stores of distilled water during our travel. The Tech's at Trojan also specifically indicated that RO Product water is not an acceptable substitute for distilled.
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