Originally Posted by KeithJ
I thought about under the forward berth but we have a bow thruster which takes up a bunch of room plus I didn't want to have the possibility of water leaking onto the electric motor
on top of the thruster. Your install looks great. Are you happy with the Spectra unit? I am considering the aft lazerette which is very large and runs from the port to starboard sides of the boat.
If you look under the berth I think you will be surprised how much room you have. One reason that we decided to put it here was because we had power close by (for the windless) that we could tap into. Plus the pumps fit into the spaces on either side of the drawers really well.
We haven't actually fired it up yet, but I believe we are really going to like it. After conquering the install and the massive installation
manual -- how hard could it be!
We never really considered using the space in our lazerettes, I am sure our boat is configured a bit differently from yours. Having the watermaker
located in proximity to a water maker and power were our priorities. We removed our stern water tank and installed an additional fuel tank
, so (for us) that ruled out locating it anywhere in the back of the boat.