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Old 26-07-2011, 16:45   #1
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Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

Hello, just purchased a village marine I believe pw200 in parts, went through and refurbished it without a manual,put it all back together, want to check that I have all the hoses going to the right place, if anyone has a manual or can help at all, the unit has to be 10 years old, looks new now but i need help, thanks in advance
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Old 27-07-2011, 09:36   #2
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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, leon17.

Check out their website ➥ http://www.villagemarine.com/index.html

Or contact:

Mike Karsmizki
Parker Racor - Village Marine Tec.
2000 W. 135th St., Gardena, CA 90249
Toll Free: 800 421 4503
Tel: 310 516 9911
Fax: 310 538 3048
mike.karsmizki@parker.com

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Harry Abeles (Racor Sales & Service Center)
802 S.E. 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
1-954-523-4900
1-800-625-8802
vmtfl@parker.com
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Old 28-07-2011, 15:20   #3
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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

Thanks for the info, Mike could not answer my questions and did not have a manual due to the age of the unit, i need to find someone who has the same unit to help me ,thanks again for the info,Leon
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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

Do you know the model - a number of the Village Marine units are still sold by the company that bought VM --- Offshore Marine Labs (Parker Racor).

I have a 12 year old VM system (Baltic) that used 3x 38 inch pressure vessels for the RO membranes. Problem with 38 inch tubes is nobody but VM (OML) sells 38 inch membranes - the universal standard is 40 inch membranes.

Suggest you check before buying 38 inch membranes because you can easily purchase new 40 inch pressure vessels and 40 inch Filmtec membranes for less than the cost of the 38 inch membranes alone, and avoid substantial penalty on membrane costs in the future.

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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

You know of a good source for the pressure vessels and membranes?
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Old 22-08-2011, 13:45   #6
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I purchased a 40 inch pressure vessel and a Filmtec 40 inch seawater membrane from American RO - you can find them at americanro.com.

If you need the older 38 inch housings - I have 3 available without membranes!!!
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You know of a good source for the pressure vessels and membranes?
The membranes are out and not stored so they are worthless. But the membrane vessels look in good shape and with the pressure regulator and a few assorted parts for spares it's not a fantastic price but it's not at a bad price either.


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Thanks for the links fellas. Im not cheaping out , but americanro was considerably cheaper than other places. EBay, great find but most of the parts that make that deal good I already have (unloader, 2 ten inch vessels, flow meters) otherwise 500 is close to what new vessels will cost. Hell all told and done right with new parts, should be around 2 grand, for a unit capable of 80 gph, that's a heck of a lot better than the units that are capable of that type of production.
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Thanks for the links fellas. Im not cheaping out , but americanro was considerably cheaper than other places. EBay, great find but most of the parts that make that deal good I already have (unloader, 2 ten inch vessels, flow meters) otherwise 500 is close to what new vessels will cost. Hell all told and done right with new parts, should be around 2 grand, for a unit capable of 80 gph, that's a heck of a lot better than the units that are capable of that type of production.

80gph? That's a lot of water. How large are your fesh water tanks?
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I'm still looking for our cruiser, the one on the top of the list has two fifty gallon tanks. I hopefully won't need that, but my wife really likes water, so that's why I'm going with the diesel/motor driven option, run the diesel for 2 hours a week. I hope we don't go through more than 160 gallons. Atleast that is the plan.
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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

I just recently joined this forum so this is about 6 months too late but I have a Village Marine 200 that I bought new in 2002. I have the original operations manual if you would like a copy. The manual is set up for both the modular unit and the frame unit. I am currently investigating changing out the proessure vessel and membrane to a standard size. Village Marine (racor) now wants $536 for a new membrane.
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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

I went through a similar situation a few years ago. The older VM pressure vessels were 24 in. and started leaking. Bad design having the fittings side mounted in the fiberglass pressure chamber, so I bit the bullet and got two new chambers. New ones have both pressure and product fittings in the end cap. A year later I decided to change the membranes and was told that the new standard was 21 in. but they supplied an end piece that made up the difference in size. I was a bit skeptical but had no choice. In the end it all works.
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I just recently joined this forum so this is about 6 months too late but I have a Village Marine 200 that I bought new in 2002. I have the original operations manual if you would like a copy. The manual is set up for both the modular unit and the frame unit. I am currently investigating changing out the proessure vessel and membrane to a standard size. Village Marine (racor) now wants $536 for a new membrane.
I would love a copy so I can see if what I have done is correct.My tel # is 541-404-9183, thanks in advance,Leon
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yes please my tel is 541-404-9183
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Re: Village Marine pw 200 - Older Watermaker

Hello All,

I have a 7 year old Village Marine Watermaker and recommend a company in Seattle called SeaWater Systems. The owner (Ken) is one of the old managers of Village Marine and they specialize in just watermakers. He has worked on our boat and would consider him a good resource for parts and service. In addition, he was the actually person who installed the watermaker on our boat for the previous owner.

Hope this helps - Ted

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