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The WaterLog is supposed to have an electric motor attachment, so you can use it when the boat is not moving. However, I'd also point out that many anchorages are too polluted to really use a watermaker without damaging the membrane. Bacteria and oil both will damage the osmosis membrane on all of the RO watermakers that I know of.

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90 percent of cruising time is spent at anchor somewhere, how's that towed watermaker going to make out then?
Ditto the towed generator (I can see a duo, but sole purpose towed, not on my weight restricted Cat.).
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Can you not buy solar stills which float on the sea and use the heat of the sun to make water or don't they work?
Yes, you can buy them. Here is one supplier. Neat concept, Ive never used one but I think they would only be practical on flat, calm seas.
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Thank you for that link, it seems rather expensive for a bit of plastic, doesn't it?
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Thank you for that link, it seems rather expensive for a bit of plastic, doesn't it?
Can you say, "business opportunity?", LOL

You'll never go broke selling useless crap to some of the boating public, just be careful trying to hawk it 'round here, lol
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The solar still, you would want to be packed in your emergency kit, in case you have to abandon ship.

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Saw this today...the water maker for the rest of us??
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IMHO, it's not all that useful, since it doesn't remove the salt. Most of us who would want/need a watermaker are going to be sailing on saltwater...and the real problem is removing the salt...not bacteria or other contaminants.
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