Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-07-2009, 16:19   #1
Registered User
 
cburger's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nyack, NY
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 1,547
Images: 1
Pur Power Survivor

I was wondering if any of the members have experience with the Pur Power Survivor line of water makers and if so the general overall experience with the equipment?
__________________

__________________
cburger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 16:56   #2
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Tellie's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hollywood, Fl.
Boat: FP Athena 38' Poerava
Posts: 3,046
First, I love the Westsails.
Pur Power Survivor makes a good unit. They are as reliable as most if properly taken care of. What size were you thinking of?
Tellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 17:34   #3
Registered User
 
cburger's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nyack, NY
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 1,547
Images: 1
I like the idea that they appear to be a fairly compact unit. I have PUR purification filters in the house, like em. I would think the largest capacity that would fit. How long have you had your unit and what model?
__________________
cburger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 18:50   #4
Registered User
 
svcattales's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Apollo Beach, Fl
Boat: Privilege 37
Posts: 533
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by cburger View Post
I was wondering if any of the members have experience with the Pur Power Survivor line of water makers and if so the general overall experience with the equipment?
I had a Power Survivor 35 for 10yrs and was very happy with it. It only produced about 1.3 gal/hr so we had to seriously conserve water. If you have the room and budget, consider the PUR 80 or 160.

I did have one maintenance issue (leak) and PUR sent me repair parts promptly.

Good luck.
__________________
Greg, SV Cat Tales
svcattales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 19:22   #5
Registered User
 
cburger's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nyack, NY
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 1,547
Images: 1
I think due to the high pressures involved leaks are expected from time to time with watermakers. For this reason I want to locate the unit so it can drain into the bilge.
__________________
cburger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 19:50   #6
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,318
PUR has been bought by Katadyn. Repair parts were already expensive, but have gotten worse with the new ownership. I have used PUR 80-II units on two different boats. The first lasted fine the two years I used the boat. The second has been installed for 14 years, and has needed new membranes twice (the first was due to an omission in the manual, which has been corrected). The membranes are proprietary and relatively expensive ($750 before Katadyn took over), but what got me was when the gearbox on the drive unit needed a new bearing. Katadyn wouldn't sell me a replacment ('those drives are not supposed to come apart"), and wanted 2000 euro ($2500) for a new motor and gearbox. After a lot of searching on the internet, I found what I needed--it was a 'cam follower bearing' for $20. Katadyn also sold me a new SS shaft for the pump for $200.

The leaks have been centered around where the hoses attach to the pump housing, and limited to seepage. I have rebuilt the pump once, but it probably didn't need it. I bought the cruising repair kit when the unit was new, and by the time I needed to rebuild the pump 10 years later, the seals in the kit had gotten hard.

I really haven't found anyone who is in love with their watermaker, but doubt I would buy a new PUR/Katadyn.
__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 19:55   #7
Registered User
 
cburger's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nyack, NY
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 1,547
Images: 1
Don, is thre another company you would like better?
__________________
cburger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2009, 06:49   #8
Registered User
 
Sunspot Baby's Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Prout Manta 38' Catamaran - Sunspot Baby
Posts: 1,521
Images: 14
Have had a PUR Power Survivor 40 for 7 years. Zero problems. We use it to produce drinking and cooking water Kept in jugs first. Then into the tanks for other use. We carry 175 gallons of fresh water in tanks and can go over a month without filling. Nearly always get a rain to refill or get to a stop with free, or at least cheap water to fill.

George
__________________
She took my address and my name
Put my credit to shame
Sunspot Baby, sure had a real good time
Bob Seger
Sunspot Baby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2009, 07:04   #9
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Tellie's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hollywood, Fl.
Boat: FP Athena 38' Poerava
Posts: 3,046
Needs and capabilities.
What water needs do you require. What are your boats capabilities of supplying a watermaker it's power and your boats capabilities to replenish that power? There is a balance that you want to achieve.
Tellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manual Survivor 35 on EBay The Mons Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 4 13-06-2008 05:48
How much electric power is needed to power a 40 - 45' cat at 5 knots? KHK007 Multihull Sailboats 40 18-03-2008 07:16
Cook Islands - Survivor Version Temporarily Landlocked Pacific & South China Sea 9 02-02-2007 17:56
Pur 80 information s/v 'Faith' Provisioning: Food & Drink 4 28-02-2006 17:27



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:51.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.