I have just bought a 10yo sail boat
with a Dessalator D60 watermaker
I live on my boat
and run the watermaker
regularly. My only previous experience with watermakers was with Spectra on my previous boat and the operating/flushing instructions for the Dessalator seem to be very different.
I would really appreciate if Dessalator owners could clarify for me....
- how often and for how long should I run a fresh water
flush on the D60?
(the previous owner said to flush for 1 min before and after every use but the manual (in French) seems to say to flush for 2 min before use and only once a week)
- what is the salinity criteria used by the D60 to determine Poor Quality and Good Quality product water
- my D60 is currently making water with a salinity of around 470ppm....is that considered “normal” for a D60 or does it indicate that the membranes are well into their usable life?
(my Spectra made water with salinity around 280ppm with 5yo membranes)
- any info on price
of new membranes for a D60?
I'd really appreciate any info as I need to understand my D60 better than I currently do.
Thanks in advance
s/v Blue Note