Thanks for the input. I don't have much knowledge on watermakers but can sure build one once I understand it.
I appreciate your input on this and, yes I know your are the Spectra dealer.
I also like Brent Swain's approach (In general) to make life simple.
We are 2 on board and like to shower
everyday. Our boat is setup with 525W solar
, 110Amp Alt. And 1080 Amp/H Batteries.
I will be upfront too and will say that I will not pay $5000-6000 for a Spectra. Not because I don't think they are worth it (although some people look at the parts
cost running around $2000 they forget the front end R&D that goes into the product and the back end like customer support and warranty) I just want to build my own.
Looking at the other 12V that people here did, the AMP count is around 29 amps per 8-10 Gal. I would need to run this setup for 2-1/2 hour per day. I don't think my solar will handle that plus my other 12v systems like fridge/ ssb
This means that I will have to run my engine, therefore I was in agreement with Brent.