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Old 05-03-2012, 11:57   #1
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Cruise RO Water Maker -What Do You Think About These ?

Anyone have one of these ???all comment about them are welcome-Im looking at a 30 gal an hour one I can run off my Honda 2000
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Old 05-03-2012, 13:09   #2
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

i would look at the specs for the cat pump,since the whole system relies on its longevity,it seems a bit small for the quoted output.
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It's for real. It's not a Cat Pump and these units have the best warranty in the business.
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

I had a 30 gph ac unit for a short time. I think it was 1.5 HP... not sure if the little honda will run that...?
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

That unit was designed from the start to run on the Honda. It will do it and the warranty it to do so.

I know, I'm an authorized installer who's worked with one of the principles on previous projects.

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Old 05-03-2012, 21:24   #6
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

Just did that research and the final product selected was Cruiser RO

You will find the entire series on our blog.

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:41   #7
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

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That unit was designed from the start to run on the Honda. It will do it and the warranty it to do so.

I know, I'm an authorized installer who's worked with one of the principles on previous projects.

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George-How many have you installed- & how many are out there in use?
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

So far I've installed whopping zero of those units. I'm working on getting you numbers on units that are out there now. My own experience stems from building and installing the first two early prototype units. Those are still in operation (one of them is running right now about 10 feet from where I'm typing) and installing and servicing about a dozen units of various brands over the years. Also, while I wasn't directly involved with the commercial product development and testing, I did follow it keenly. I've only just come to an agreement with Cruise RO to do installs for them and I'll be starting as soon as we return from the Bahamas.

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Edit: I want to clarify that the units I built and installed were diesel powered, not electric and produce over 40GPH, rather than the 30GPH electric units.
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

In our Cruiser Information section we've posted a page on watermakers that you might find interesting. It doesn't mention the Cruise RO specifically but it does talk about the trade-offs between various types of watermakers as well as other issues that might affect your buying decision.
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

Here's the return email I recieved from Rich,

Yesterday we sold SeaMaker No 247 and 248. Most of them are running off of the trusty Honda 2000 generator!
No video yet….swamped taking and filling orders, but they are coming.

The SM30 doesn’t just make 30 Gallons per hour from the Honda…we tested it in San Diego Bay in 68 deg water and it actually makes 33GPH, but we just call it 30GPH so that people can have a nice little surprise when their unit produces MORE than the rated output…ha ha ha….how many companies do THAT.

I’ve been running my SM30 now aboard THIRD DAY or over two years and the Honda runs it like a champ….no problem….still making good TDS over 33GPH.
The Honda’s Rated output is 13.3A continuous…and we SAY the 1.0Hp motor takes 13.3A…but it actually takes a bit less. Out of all the units we have sold, no one has EVER had any problems with the Hp Pump/Motor combination running on the Honda.

I have a few reviews up on our website….and have a few folks that have agreed to have their emails passed on to folks interested in asking questions form a “real user”.

Thanks for keeping a heads up and Eye out for talk of the Product George!
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

Just finish the install on ours, you can find detail in our blog.

A rather easy process technically, but not quick if you wish to have it well done.

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A nice install. I've done an install in that same space on a 380 before but it was not the cruise RO. If we had known then what we know now...

I saw one thing only that I'd mention. I see that one of the high pressure lines is routed with one of the low pressure poly lines coming from the membrane. Those high pressure lines are like little oscillating files in operation due to the high pressure pulsing from the pump and may eventually wear through the poly line.

Again, good job.

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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

It looks very similar to the SK unit that I installed. I really like watermakers that are totally manual and modular.

SK Watermakers - Products - DB Panel Series

The outputs and amp draws look similar.
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Re: Cruise RO water maker -what do you think about these?

The thing I like best of all about CruiseRO is that they are built with non-proprietary parts. You are *not* stuck buying membranes or filters or anything else from them down the line. Although, when I went to purchase pre-filters for my own watermaker, they had the best deal on them online anywhere... go figure. I completely agree about the manual operation. I can turn knobs and flip switches with the best of them and I can fully understand the simple workings of plumbing and basic wiring. But an electronic circuit board hooked to servos and relays and... ugh! It's asking for trouble.

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