I've got a friend who's happy with his Cruise
RO system and we saw the people from the Third Day (the boat), and they have a great reputation.
I've got another friend who bought his Spectra at 25% discount at a boat show
and is a rep, so he knows all about how to work
on them and told me it's been a great product.
I was pretty much set on the Cruise
RO except I really don't want to pickle my system constantly or run the generator
every couple of days. When I heard that the Spectra will pull 8 amps and deliver a few gallons an hour, that sounds pretty ideal for me. Every day during peak solar
I can flip it on for a bit, get some water
, keep the membranes happy, and shut it off after the fact.
We carry about 100 gallons of water
onboard and usually go about 2-3 weeks between fill ups. Our Honda
2000 usually just sits under its cover and maybe every few days if we're at anchor
for a while and the clouds are thick we'll spin it up. I don't like the idea of using the Honda
that much. It's noisy and flipping a DC breaker switch is a lot less hassle especially on a passage