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medicrene 03-10-2012 03:46 PM

Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Hello all,

I am currently in the market for a watermaker. My budget is about $5000.00. Any suggestions?

The Witchdoctor

Brent Swain 03-10-2012 05:32 PM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Build your own. My 540 gallon per day one cost me around $700.

Geoff54 03-10-2012 06:24 PM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Take a look at this. Even if you don't build one it's good to understand how they work.
http://www.westward-ii.com/PDF%27s/H...watermaker.pdf

Minnewaska 03-10-2012 09:01 PM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
I like Spectra, however, your budget is light.

mdi 03-11-2012 10:27 AM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brent Swain (Post 843396)
Build your own. My 540 gallon per day one cost me around $700.


Brent do you have a parts and design schematic you can post or send me by PM?

mdi 03-11-2012 11:29 AM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff54 (Post 843416)
Take a look at this. Even if you don't build one it's good to understand how they work.
http://www.westward-ii.com/PDF%27s/H...watermaker.pdf

This is an excellent article, thank you :)

medicrene 03-12-2012 10:49 AM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Brent,

If you can post your design info or send it to me pm, that would be great. If I can build one myself, I would actaully enjoy that. I just printed off the PDF described above and will look at that also. Our boat leave for a circumnavigation on May 3rd of this year. I am getting excited.

The Witchdoctor.

erps 03-12-2012 12:28 PM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...tml#post528879

medicrene 03-12-2012 01:58 PM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
FYI, I looked at the info regarding building a watermaker. It was a good start, but it certainly does not provide enough information. It describes a pump for the watermaker, but it does not describe what kind of motor to attach. it is going to take a while to get that figured out. As for the gentleman above who said he made a watermaker for 700 dollars, I would love to know how. The high pressure pumps alone cost over 1000 dollars and the membranes are expensive. I would certainly like to see a breakdown of costs and how he did it.

Geoff54 03-12-2012 02:34 PM

Re: Suggestions for Watermaker
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by erps (Post 844299)

'Guess I was re-inventing the wheel. Oooops! :D


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