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Interesting stuff, ebs. I just received my Honda 2000 for much the same reasons, and I will be installing my Lofrans Tigre manual/electric winch this season.
I have been mulling over the watermaker logic, as I am completely redoing my potable tankage into 4 x 50 gallon HDPE tanks down low, instead of SS tanks hanging from under the decks. I think I'll see how this affects stability first, before deciding whether the expense and amp-cost of having a small watermaker aboard equals the convenience not only of having the water, but of having the tanks, which perform in part a ballast function on a full keeler, outweigh the need to periodically go to shore or to "harvest" rain water.
(Part of the idea of having 4 x 50 gallon tanks in the first place is to fully sequester drinking water from "utility water", which could be rain water, for instance, or slightly suspect local supplies.)