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Old 31-01-2012, 13:47   #1
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Looking to buy a Watermaker

I need to buy a water-maker and have read through the excellent build suggestions etc on this site.
I want a 220AC powered unit around 30 to 40 gph. I want to purchase one not build so who has done this and what are your recomendations?

Delivery to Europe. Cheers
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:06   #2
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I need to buy a water-maker and have read through the excellent build suggestions etc on this site.
I want a 220AC powered unit around 30 to 40 gph. I want to purchase one not build so who has done this and what are your recomendations?

Delivery to Europe. Cheers
Hi there. I am looking for watermaker too around 50 liters/hour in capacity. Did you manage to get any firm info what is the best deal now?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:45   #3
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re: Looking to buy a Watermaker

For an AC powered unit, I would go with cruiserowaterandpower.com

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Just finish that search and install if you want to read the conclusion here it is

Water maker decision (final part) SV Letitgo
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:41   #5
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Check out this one: Quality Water Works www.qwwinc.com
Standard parts, many power and output choices

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:42   #6
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I wouldn't hesitate using CruiseRo watermakers. Rich Boren is just plain good people with a desire to satisfy his customers. Here's the link...

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:46   #7
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I'll second that suggestion of using Cruise Ro Water and Power. I purchased Rich Boren's product after following his blog and seeing how after two years of use he never had to repair his water maker with the one exception of replacing a failed hose. There are a number of DIY plans for water makers out there but I didn't want to have to gather all the parts and engineer it, instead Rich has done all of that for you. When I was installing the system I had a question regarding a fitting. I took a digital pic and emailed it to Rich with my question. This being done on a Saturday I figured I would hear back from him sometime the following week, instead 10 minutes after I sent the email I get a phone call from Rich as he was looking at the emailed pic and answered my questions. I don't expect that kind of customer service all the time but it does say a lot about Rich, his level of involvement and his products. I now have a 30 gph - 110volt ac watermaker with no proprietary parts or electrical circuits to fail. If something needs to be replaced I can go right to the off the shelf parts supplier including the standard sized Dow Chemical membranes. Again no expensive proprietary, only buy through the dealer parts. The system is easy to use, reliable and works right out of the box. Good luck with your project.
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We just installed the sea recovery aquamatic 700GPD. The system is completely automatic. We have a display on the main control panel and one at the helm. The system auto backflushes and you can program it to make water based upon gallons or time.

So far the system has been great.

BTW, we purchased the modular version due to limited space in the engine room.

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I have been interested in the Cruise RO system at around US$5,500.

Have not heard any negative feedback yet.

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Thank you all! There was very useful info to read!
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Can anyone tell me if you power your watermaker with solar or a generator or the engine?
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Can anyone tell me if you power your watermaker with solar or a generator or the engine?
Our Schenker Modular produces 35 l/hr and only draws 9 amps @ 12VDC.
We can run it from the solar panels...they produce 14-16 amps in the middle of the day in Fiji.

But most of the time we run the watermaker when the engine is running, which is nearly everyday as we mooch around the islands on and off the anchor.
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I need to buy a water-maker and have read through the excellent build suggestions etc on this site.
I want a 220AC powered unit around 30 to 40 gph. I want to purchase one not build so who has done this and what are your recomendations?

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The CruiseRo looks best value for money to me.
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You can do all those methods you just mentioned. I have chosen to go 240v from diesel generator for high volume of 150l/hour. The 12volt systems are not very fast making fresh water. Powering the desal from the engine is ok but noisy while the unit is running but this method you achieve high volumes of fresh stuff!
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