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Re: Water Filteration
Originally Posted by Sundownsailing
We are currently re-fitting our Hans Christian 33t and are looking for feed back on water filtration. I would like to install one inline that will be for the whole boat prior to the hot water side.
Any experience or wisdom on this subject would be appreciated.
Water needs be filtered before it hits your tank(s) as well as afterward. We carry a canister type 5 micron water filter with hose fittings that we can attach to a shore side hose before filling our tanks (the amount of crud that collects in this is quite amazing). Within the yacht, we have a Pentek 2 micron activated charcoal water filter on the discharge side of our pressure pump before it splits to the hot and cold water sides and then finally, a General Ecology Seagull Filter, again with activated charcoal, under the galley sink with a spout for drinking water only. The only really costly (relatively) part of this system is the Seagull filter but it is worth it to have really pure drinking water (that is also used to mix up GatorAid and Low Fat Milk from dried). If your water will sit in your tanks very long, add a little bit of unscented bleach as a purifier. We also use a product known as Aquabon as a purifier/treatment that seems to be pretty effective.
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