Originally Posted by Canibul
you are wrong on both counts. And I need a 20 gph water maker.
But I'm looking for a used one. I think you got me mixed up with someone who wants to build a cheap one from scratch. I don't do Harbor Fright.
I was just going on your description, 12m sounds like 36, actually closer to 40 I didn't put it to a calculator, but still most in a boat that size don't need 20gph. The rest of my comment was not necessarily aimed a you, but somebody that thinks they can get by with a cheap pressure washer pump designed for fresh water. They also often haven't figured out the capacity they really need, they think about somebody taking a luxurious shower
, and not about having any tanks
to spread the load on a smaller system.
As for finding a cheap system, that and the word marine
are mostly mutually exclusive. Most Marine salvage
shops I have been in, charge as much as they can, they price
things so it hurts, hurts a lot, you are almost always considering that for 40% more I can get new with a warranty, and your are probably correct. If it is something with moving close tolerance parts
definitely correct. The only cheap salvage
is if you are doing the salvage work yourself. I have found that eBay is good for larger marine equipment
, people that have a million dollar boat normally don't search on eBay to find a bargain, they get out their gold card and buy new and then pay somebody to install it. EBay is not cheap when it comes to time invested, you have to spend the time to make up a good automatic search that weeds out all the chaff, and then check your email
every day, and look at what the search finds, then decide if it is what you need, how much it is worth and probably have a sniping program, often ending up with nothing for all the time invested. Somebody else just bids a little bit more. There is no free lunch, except maybe at a church....