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Re: Watermaker plans
I built my 32+ gph, watermaker from scratch, for right around 2k.
First thing I did was locate a pump. They're by far the most expensive item. It took about two months of dedicated searching, but I finally found virtually new one at a very good price.
Then I went online and found half a dozen diagrams from various manufacturers and consolidated their best features into the system I wanted to build. Some specialized parts I got from Cruise RO Water & Power, others I searched out myself, including the membrane.
A little tweaking over the years and I'm really happy with my 2k system, and the other $3500 was well spent otherwheres.
Rich with Cruise RO Water is incredibly helpful even if you aren't a customer, should you need help. He can also supply the specialized parts that might be better bought from a company that has already researched their suitability for this purpose.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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