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Old 02-23-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
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Anyone point me in the right direction on how to make a water maker for my sailing boat? <_<
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hi Lloyd, Google up eBay and type 'desalinator' into the search field. There is a bloke in the US who regularly advertises a 'make your own' desalinator. Don't know anything about him or his project, but it may be a good place to start.

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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Good Old Boat Magazine has a great "How to Build Your Own Watermaker" aritcle from 2003 that my husband Michael used for ours. We have the capacity for 45gph.

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Old 02-26-2007, 08:06 AM   #4
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Normandie

Sorry to be apain but do you know which boat magazine please?

david, Thanks will follow up your suggestion as well.

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Old 02-26-2007, 12:42 PM   #5
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Try this link...



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Lynx, wonderful site. That's much better than having to send someone to hunt up the Good Old Boat issue--well laid out and informative.

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I bought the e-book from: http://www.sailready.com/

Besides other useful information for a beginner, (cruisier in study), the author includes plans to build your own water maker. He suggests that it is half the price of buying a factory model with much greater capacity. So far I have not studied or know much about desalinization units so I can not give a fair evaluation on what I read. If his claims are true, the price of his e-book is worth the money, many times over.

I could cut an paste the plans here, but I think the e-book is copyrighted. That would not be right or fair. Presently (and timely) there is another active thread on this board concerning copy rights.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:49 AM   #8
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Great site indeed. Clear and simple. I will definately be adding a DIY watre maker to my list of to dos this year. Thanks everyone.
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I performed this exercise last year and determined that it wasn't worth my time to build my own when I consider the value of the warranty and the cost of the PCB to provide the automatic functionality that I would want from a water maker.
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