to Puerto Rico
, 9 months, caught rain with a homemade catchment system. It was 1992 when we got to Boqueron, and Powersurvivor had just started selling a motorized version of the 35 (later called PUR, now Katahdin). Bought it, installed it, loved that thing. Took us all the way to. Grenada
, happily. It was the first small cruising boat water maker I heard of. Our unit broke down frequently. They made the motor
housing out of plastic and it cracked (next version, more metal, less plastic). Still loved it. Filled four Gatorade gallon jugs, put them in the fridge, then filled the big tank. Always had delicious fresh water to drink. We had a Windbugger wind vane
and made water whenever the wind
blew. Used the rain catcher, too, whenever we could.
When we are closer to heading out, I will get a Spectra for this boat. A friend from trade school
works for a Spectra dealer now and he will do the installation
. Tellie is not the only one who thinks Spectra is great; my friend does, too. Sounds like it will be a lot easier to maintain than that 1992 Powersurvivor.
I will also have a catchment system, planning it now. I'm happy to use rainwater when I can get it.