I have 3 of the Village Marine 38 inch housings available. For the same reasons discussed previously I decided to replace the 38 inch housings with one 40 inch standard size. The cost of a housing plus a standard Filmtec membrane was less than the cost of just a non-standard 38 inch membrane!!
Also, I thought my original VM RO set-up was oversized. Just one 40 inch Filmtec membrane put out about 20-25 gph during our Bahamas cruise
, and was adequate for our needs. We ran the WM whenever we needed to charge the batteries (daily) while at anchor
. It is better to run the unit more frequently to keep the membrane cleaner. So back to my earlier point, anybody who actually wants one or more 38 inch housings, they are yours for the cost of freight!!