We have been wanting a watermaker for a long time. A watermaker changes sea water into drinking water. I had some plans with a parts list saved on my computer so I started hunting for the parts on the internet. It was surprisingly time consuming to find all the parts that I need and at the best price of course, but time I have. I ordered everything I need except for the few small pieces that I know I can get locally once I am back on the boat.
A new off the shelf Spectra brand or equivalent unit would cost $7K and up. I did find one company that basically
sold a kit for $4.5 K. Still way too much. It looks like I will end up with about $1,500 in the one I am building. Once I get back and start building it I will post how it is constructed and how well it works.
I have been also working on plans for a solar water heater and a solar cabin heater. We would love to reduce our dependence on electricity and propane. More to come on that later.
|Watermaker design by Leo Litchfield.|
The above design is the one I am using to build our watermaker with a few small modifications.