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Old 11-11-2007, 05:09   #1
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I am looking to buy a watermaker, and I haven't been able to find anything here on the subject. I would like to ask what 12 volt watermaker is the best for the money? Maybe around a 150 gallon per day unit.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:42   #3
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Try the water maker store.

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I am in the process of building a watermaker. Who out there has already done this? I am looking at using a Cat pump but not sure of what motor to connect to it. Suggestions please?
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I am looking to buy a watermaker, and I haven't been able to find anything here on the subject. I would like to ask what 12 volt watermaker is the best for the money? Maybe around a 150 gallon per day unit.
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We have been cruising now for more than five years and have a SHENKER watermaker that produces 60ltr an hour and runs off 12volt . It uses around 10-12amp when in use, so end up having the generator on anyway! It has been very reliable, and used it everyday for a year last year without a problem. and all other years we use it everyday for around 6-7months. The nice thing about it is that it is driven via two pumps and if one were to fail it will still work but only produce half the water.
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Self Steering - Hydrovane Selfsteer are doing a line of watermakers - the only other product they sell is self steering - I have no experience of watermakers but swear by their other product . . if the watermakers are half as good. . . .
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Old 28-11-2007, 23:47   #9
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Before you buy or build a watermaker, check out this tutorial: PowerPoint Presentation It compares the old style power-hungry type that uses an ordinary high pressure water pump to the newer style, energy-efficient type that uses a power recovery system. Yes, the newer style is more expensive, but then so is energy.
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