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Old 12-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Another question to challenge you all.

We have just had our 1992 Avon 6 man cannister liferaft serviced. Or rather, we haven't. It was last done ??? in 2006 in Thailand and we took it on trust. This time, in Canary Islands (by the way, there seem to be only two outfits that do it and both are in Gran Canaria) we saw it and it was 'orrible, loosing air and with thick mould all over. I suspect it was not done properley, or at all, in Thailand. We have bought a new one - by the way, they only had two left and don't expect a further shipment for over a month, so westbound transAtlanticers get the liferaft serviced early (ps we could not find anywhere to do it in Gib, either)

Amongst the bits and pieces we salvaged was a Recovery Engineering inc Survivor 06 hand operated watermaker, serial number S6A 7025, apparantly unused though the plastic bag which held it was torn. Apart from the three plastic tubes being very sticky, it appears to be as new condition. Does anyone know either this company's e mail (I cannot find it on the www) or how to tell what needs doing to make it serviceable and where to get the parts.

No, I am not going to give it to a museum

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
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http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-his...ny-History.html

Address:

9300 North 75th Avenue

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55428

U.S.A.

Telephone: (612) 315-5500

Fax: (612) 315-5505

Toll Free: 800-787-5463

Statistics:

Employees: 345

Sales: $71.2 Million (1997)

Stock Exchanges: NASDAQ

Ticker Symbol: REIN

SICs: 3589 Service Industry Machinery; 2899 Chemical Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified; 3569 General Industrial Machinery, Not Elsewhere Classified; 3400 Fabricated Metal Products

and...http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...9/ai_n8872036/

The above link tells us that it should be a Proctor and Gamble company, too.
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Actually, it looks like Katadyn now owns the technology... http://www.katadynwatermakers.co.uk/

Hope that's helpful
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Thank you Redbopeep, from the photo on their website, it is exactly trhe same as their Katadyn06 hand and I have e mailed them about getting it operational again

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For the information of others, the makers believe that it should be OK to use as it has not been used before. And I thought that watermakers were time consuming to maintain...
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We have used one of these for many years now, and the military models (e-bay) have a thigh strap that allows you to use it one handed (might be injured or just get tired) that is a handy item for the ditch bag. We biocide ours after testing it every six months, that is why we do not pack it in the raft. We bought an aquarium TDS meter from marinedepot to check the output quality (and is a double check on our big 110v watermaker output), and it easily produces the rated quantity of water. If not, replace the o-rings.

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