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Old 06-04-2010, 09:09   #1
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Want to Build a Watermaker

Read Brent Swain's thread on this forum and noticed he commented on making a 500+ GPD watermaker. Would like to know where I can get details on how to construct one for my small resort on an outer island in Fiji. We are in desparate need of more water! All help is appreciated.

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Or you can contact Brent Swain and he will sell you his DIY book.
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Greetings, and welcome aboard the CF, Lalatibrad.

The current issue #72, of Good Old Boat - Welcome to Good Old Boat Magazine, has an article, by Randy Baker, on building your own watermaker.
The January/February 2003 issue of Good Old Boat also had an excellent article by a Guy Stevens on the construction of a 20 GPH water-maker.

See also Glenn’s DIY project:
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Brent has a lot of good info in his book. A book I would recommend to a DYI.
But 500 gpd is if you run it 24 hrs straight. That's a good production for a boat. But for a resort? What are your power capabilities and costs in this remote Island in Fiji? I would say your requirements are going to be greater than 500gpd even for a very small resort. A boat water maker and a land based water maker can be two different things sounds more like you need a land based unit that will produce the needed amounts in a shorter period of time and one that won't cost an arm and a leg in electrical use in the long run.
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I emailed Glenn over a year ago, wondering how his building project turned out..I have never gotten a response.

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