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Re: under sink uv filter
I have sailed all over the world and have never needed an UV water purifying system. Maybe I was just lucky for the last 5 decades, who knows?
However, when I did research these units two things came to light. First, the bulb (which I thought quite expensive) was only good for a year or so and second, nothing could get through my watermaker membrane that these units would be useful in killing. Mostly it was to be used for your tank water before the sink and as you mentioned they used 115 VAC, which meant every time I turned on the tap, I'd have to produce 115 VAC from somewhere. Seems much cheaper and simpler to keep my tanks clean.
However, if I were ever to consider moving ashore in the US, one of these units might be very high on my list as I hear the water quality in many American households has deteriorated a great deal since I was a kid.
"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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