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Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
We worked with George at quality water works in NC and custom built our watermaker which uses common industrial components. Its a modular system which allowed us to scatter/fit in the components where they fit. George was great and his website shows good examples plus he will provide great diagrams and suggestions.
The big option is go with 12V system or a 120v system. A lot depends on if you have an onboard generator.
Go direct drive, with a V belt off the engine. Wolf said electric drive was the main source of problems with watermakers.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"