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I see the irony there, but I stand by my point.
Building a watermaker is pretty easy, it's sourcing the parts that's tough. Get to work Don0...
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My book has plans and instructions for building a 540 gallon per day watermaker for under $1,000. Mine works fine; has for years .
How about a link to where to get yer book, Brent. Would like to see your plans.

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I see the irony there, but I stand by my point.
Building a watermaker is pretty easy, it's sourcing the parts that's tough. Get to work Don0...
Yeah, I'll go on-line and look up the parts. Shouldn't be too hard as long as I don't expect any help from boaters.

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This is killing me. I know I saved a copy of exactly what you're looking for. I just couldn't recall if it was a website bookmark, pdf download, or what it was. I'm sorry to say, I've given up. I know it had part numbers and all. I really want to find it and if I do, I will post.

Nevertheless, I googled "home made marine watermaker" and did get a ton of helpful hits. None were what I remembered, as I thought I had specific brand and part numbers, even more than one for each. But some of the google hits get you pretty close, it seems.


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After reading this thread through something comes to mind. Don't get me wrong I do understand the "Do It Yourself" thing all too well I work on my own things a bit. But there is something to be said about buying new and getting a Warranty then when something goes wrong the warranty pays, when you do it your self and something goes wrong it's all on yourself (read wallet) And I understand those membranes are a rather finicky things and rather expensive. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Check this place out. What a great idea, build your own! Kev

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As to warranty and cost. As the old oil change commercial said "Pay me now or pay me later". Frankly I have more confidence in my own mechanical skills than I do in modern corporations......
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