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Old 26-05-2010, 04:34   #1
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Watermaker Repair

Who knows this brand please?

A new one is too expensive and this one worked till 4 years ago she was no longer in use.

Anybody who can advise me if this is a good brand ? My first boat with generator and watermaker lots to learn...

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Old 26-05-2010, 07:33   #2
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I can't zoom in on the pic or get a bigger image but it looks like it's a Universal Aqua Technologies. If so, then:

Severn Trent acquires Universal Aqua Technologies, includes

http://www.universalaqua.com/

might be a place to start.
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It is a “Universal Aqua Technologies” (UAT).

Here ➥ http://severntrentservices.com/en_us...s/625-0015.pdf

And ➥ http://severntrentservices.com/en_us..._prod_157.aspx
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Old 26-05-2010, 11:31   #4
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thanks

Guys ; any opinion if this is worth putting money in ?

good old workhorse like my perkins or outdated?

hope for the best as new ones are too expensive to consider

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Old 26-05-2010, 11:52   #5
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You have to take old watermakers on a case by case basis. If everything was properly taken care of all you'll need to do is change the membranes it should present no problems. On the other hand I've been tasked with resurecting old watermakers that had been laid up for years that needed so many parts and time that the sum of the parts outweighed the cost of the whole.
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Old 26-05-2010, 12:27   #6
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the old water maker, do you have idea how much water you have used from this device over the years
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I'd give it a detailed look over, checking the condition of the membrane cases, hoses, gauges, and motors. Watermakers aren't complicated but they do have some basic requirements for operation.

The three biggest concerns I'd have are the membranes, motor, and high pressure pump.

You can get a good idea as to the condition of the membranes by doing a salinity test. The kit's a few dollars and should be on board to make sure the product sensor hasn't gone bad. I don't know how many membranes are in the RO, but if you're serious about the unit, you may have to change all of them to get good product water.

Then I'd look hard at the motor. Make sure it's in good condition, shows no signs of water intrusion, and spins smoothly. I'd also try to find out if the motor's 120 or 240. Power requirements can make it tough to run the unit at the dock.

The other area is the high pressure pump. This is the real workhorse and heart of the system. Salt water is corrosive and high pressure water, even more so. If the manual shows you how, I'd consider taking a port apart and looking inside carefully. The pumps aren't hard to rebuid but if the case's corroded or cracked, finding a replacement may be more expensive than buying new.

Since it appears that the original company has been absorbed by another I'd do some looking to see if parts are available, the RO is supported by the new company, and that the cost of the coin flip is worth it.
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we just bought the boat including this device; no idea how she was used nor how old the watermaker is
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