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Old 01-04-2013, 20:53   #1
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Sea Recovery Watermaker mechanic recommendation?

Looking for Sea Recovery Watermaker mechanic recommendations in the Ft Lauderdale, FL area. Thanks
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Old 01-04-2013, 21:49   #2
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Re: Sea Recovery Watermaker mechanic recommendation?

Theres a Very knowing fella on this site who's name Ive forgotten(old age LOL) that knows just about everything there is about water makers, he's in the Lauderdale area Im pretty sure !! I hope he comes aboard soon to give ya a helping hand ! All I know about them is we have one on our new to us boat that I don't know how to use ! LOL Hope ya have better luck them we are haveing
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:48   #4
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Tellie !!!
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Tellie, He's not pretty but he's but smart.
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Send Tellie a PM. He is the best.
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How do I contact Tellie? The forum won't let me send a private message because I am not yet a "trusted member" and my Sea Recovery water maker just failed. I need a phone number or an email address.

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I have sent Tellie a PM.
He will be able to contact you to give you old advice.
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Re: Sea Recovery Watermaker mechanic recommendation?

Thanks guys.

Larsen I sent you a PM. If you don't get it let me know here.
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Re: Sea Recovery Watermaker mechanic recommendation?

Thanks for responding Tellie. I am anchored at Marco Island on my way to the Bahamas. My usual water maker expert said he was booked solid for at least a week and recommended I find someone in the Lauderdale area to work on it when I got there. But then he called saying he had a cancelation and came out this afternoon and fixed the problem. I now know I have a good contact on the FL East coast for water maker repair.

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Thanks for responding Tellie. I am anchored at Marco Island on my way to the Bahamas. My usual water maker expert said he was booked solid for at least a week and recommended I find someone in the Lauderdale area to work on it when I got there. But then he called saying he had a cancelation and came out this afternoon and fixed the problem. I now know I have a good contact on the FL East coast for water maker repair.

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Larry,

Which model do you have? What was the issue and fix? Always nice to know what's going on with these water makers.

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The water maker is a Sea Recovery whisper 400 16 GPH 12v model. The pure water indicator would not come on. I measured the product water with my salinity probe and determined that it was fine so I suspected the salinity sensor, the solenoid that routes water between either the fresh water tank or overboard, or the circuit card. I adjusted the salinity pot on the circuit board a little but didn't dare to turn it very far. When that didn't work, I called the water maker repairman.

Chris told me that the salinity pot on the circuit board (marked SAL) is actually a 15 turn pot. He said to turn it all of the way clockwise until you hear a slight click then go back 7 to 9 turns counterclockwise. Chris said that in the fully clockwise position the salinity requirement is set so low that it would never activate the solenoid. My pot must have been set a little to close to the edge and mostly worked but at some anchorage locations was set too strict.
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Thanks for the update. I have had the same issue with my salinity prob and fixed it the same way. I just wish I could figure out a non proprietary prob for when the this one really does fail. Apparently they have a short life.

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Re: Sea Recovery Watermaker mechanic recommendation?

Do you need the salinity probe feature.
My previous watrermaker had one, but for this boat, I specified a completely manual system.
I always smell and tase the water before diverting it to the tank. I usually also use a hand held salinity meter.
It is really not difficult to do and keeps everything very simple.

There is place for a more complex fully automatic system, on a large yacht, but its just one more thing to go wrong and the salinity probe will not pick up Hydrogen Sulphide.

If the salinity probe fails use your wonderful human taste and smell sensors. Not even Tellie can fix those, but they rarely go wrong

A back up HH TDS probe will give you an objective measurement. These can be easily and cheaply replaced if they fail.
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