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Old 17-03-2004, 00:28   #1
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Wind Watermaker

I was having an idle thought the other evening whilst doing a boring sanding job, I wonder if anyone has had a go at building a wind powered water maker. I have seen the tow behind types but have never heard anything positive about them.
My idea was a multi vane prop turning a reduction gearbox driving small reciprocating pistons to provide the pressure for the osmosis filters what do you think? would it work? I have attached a rough sketch of how it may work shane
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You might want to visit the forum below as there has been some comment about the towable product, which apparently does have a wind-driven supplemental system as an option.

Visit http://www.sailboatowners.com/forums/menu.tpl?fno=21 and use their archive search function. The discussion was only a few weeks ago, as I recall.

Water being 800 times denser than air, it intuitively seems to me that there will be much lower output for a given time period.

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Followed your link to the catalina owners, but was unable to find any discussion on watermakers. I would really like to discuss the towed watermaker with someone who has actual experience with it,
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