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Just as a warning, I would highly recommend that even with the watermaker, that you use the water properly, leaving at least as much in the tanks as you'd need to make whatever remaining distance to your next landfall plus about a 40-50% safety margin. Use the RO water for every thing else....but leave the water in the tanks, just in case the RO watermaker fails. If you want to splurge, use the RO water to splurge with, not the tank water.

I had a friend who nearly lost his life from not doing this... and their water maker failed unexpectedly about a week from port. They were pretty thirsty by the time they made port and a bit dehydrated, since their tanks were basically bone dry.
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