I have a Spectra 150 of exactly unkown vintage but probably about 8 years.It was making sweet water
until about two months ago when the Clark pump developed a leak that turns out will require major over haul of the pump and I suspect the membrane could need replacing also.We are cruising away from home at the moment and will get by until home in a few months.
A few cruisers I have bumped into recently have had "backyard" built water
makers putting out up to 80 ltrs per hour on 240 volt pumps.
Is it possible to use the pressure vessel and membrane from my Spectra and mate it to a larger 240 volt or engine
driven pump.The main aim would be to produce more water per hour than the current
complete Spectra unit.
From what I have been told from the back yard guys the total price
of their setups is only about 25% more than a factory rebuild
exchange Clark pump for my unit and more than double the capacity.
I am not really interested in 12 volt vs 240 vs engine
driven debate as we have the capacity for any of the above simply should like to know if my pressure vessel and membrane would be up to job of coping with a bigger pump to increase the volume of water made.