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  1. Pizzazz
    Yes, another user recently reported 18 litres/hour with the 21" membrane @ 16A. This is good performance. You should get the biggest cam.
  2. Pizzazz
    The pressure should always be between 800 to 900 psi. You adjust this with the needle valve. The flow depends on your motor horsepower. The higher the flow, the more fresh water you will make. If you are trying to maximize fresh water output per unit of energy, then you want to reduce the flow as much as possible. At high flow, the membrane recovers around 8% (this means that 8% of the total flow is fresh water). When you reduce the flow, the recovery rate increases. Max recovery is around 35%. So you reduce the flow (using a less powerful motor) but the recovery rate increases. As the recovery increases, the quality of the fresh water starts decreasing and the membrane starts clogging up. The idea of running at around 30-35% recovery is that it is most efficient, the quality of the water is acceptable and the membrane lifetime is acceptable (1-2 years but membranes are very cheap, $200 a piece).
  3. SailtheWind
    The Iridium Go! is awesome. I am selling the iridium and a lot of other stuff (water maker, spinnaker, blocks ect) because the I have sold the boat.
  4. OndinePLC
    Good choice, for sure you will have lots of fun with her.

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    1980 Endeavour 32
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    NE Florida
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