I had planned on building my own from plans, but the realities of too many projects and not enough time are setting in.
I want a water
maker, I have limited funds, I wish to install it myself (and I believe I am capable) and I prefer it to be DC powered. It needs to come from a company that offers good support and information/documentation for a self install.
We will have a new 800AH bank of AGM batteries
, a new efficient fridge/freezer setup, all LED lighting
and a 520 watt solar
bank (4 x 130 watt Kyocera's on an arch), 100 Amp alternator
on the diesel
plus a Honda
There will be 4 of us aboard, I would bet on us using 25-30 gallons per day in fresh water
What make and model watermaker
would folks suggest? My budget
says I really need to keep this at or very close to $6,500. Less would sure help! It also must not take up massive amounts of space. Our boat
is a 1981 Stevens 47.
Thanks for any and all suggestions!