A unsolicited shout-out to J.T. Halden, and Halder Marine Service
, in Fort Lauderdale
, who manages the Spectra Watermaker
outfit down here.
About 18 months ago, as the new owner of a 44' cat headed around the world, I solicited input from this board re: watermakers. many responded, and I eventually chose the Spectra Cape Horn, and bought it through JT, even though my boat was in Annapolis
. I chose JT because he spent a lot of time on the phone
with me explaining the options etc.
Anyway, the unit was shipped to my home, and "installed" at my otherwise-capable boatyard. You can see where this is going.
JT offered to commission the unit for free when I got to Lauderdale, and when I arrived after taking the boat south this winter, sure enough, there he was.
Long story short: my yard botched the job -- leaks
, improper wiring
, improper placement of electric
pumps underneath potentially leaking parts
JT must have spent 4-5 hours re-doing the install, returned the next day to make sure all was right with the world, and then helped me and my wife understand all of the nuances of care and feeding.
like I rarely experience. In addition, he's a fine sailor, owns a catamaran
himself, and was generous with his advice to the this first-time cat owner.
He's at HaldenMarineService at yahoo dot com, and his phone
(cell) is nine-five-four-five-one-five-seven-oh-seven-seven.
ile de Grace