Sorry guys, but I've been out of communication range for the last week and though my name has been mentioned a couple of times I've not had a chance to add my two cents. Please feel free to PM me before buying
anything from DIYWatermakers. The observation has been made that I have a Katadyn watermaker
. This is correct. I attempted to have a DIYwatermakers AC30. The project
was a total failure for numerous reasons, not the worst of which was that the membrane pressure vessels leaked. I will be writing a complete review of the experience shortly for the forum. The Katadyn
system is functioning perfectly fine, I was just going for more capacity. One thing I did learn from the experience is that dispite information on the web to the contrary the Katadyn 160 uses a standard 2521A membrane. You do not have to buy a custom membrane for three times the price
from Katadyn. This may not be true of other models, but it's probably worth checking out if you need a new Membrane for your Katadyn.
I came across a cruisers blog that said he was very happy with his DIY watermaker. The blog I saw was written a few years ago and may well have been true at the time it was written. I also saw a very nice display at the Annapolis boat show
last fall. It looked very professional. It meant absolutely nothing.