Before you install a water maker aboard your cruising boat, we first have to get it to you in one piece, which is where our custom made shipping boxes some into play. David and Amy’s 30 gallon per hour water maker made it safely to Texas and you can see some of the unpacking… Read more »
Question: What is the safe Water Maker TDS Levels for drinking water? Answer: 500ppm (parts per million) Now for some details: First, TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids and when dealing with sea water RO, the TDS level is mainly composed of sodium and chloride ions. A new RO membrane should start producing 100-150PPM water… Read more »
Marine Water Makers have a reputation of being expensive to maintain. That can be true for water makers that insist on using proprietary consumable parts such as RO Membranes. However, an off the shelf 40″ long by 2.5″ diameter RO Membrane made by Dow Chemical costs $187 and is the gold standard for quality and… Read more »
How large a water maker do you need? For most cruising boats our most popular selling water maker is the 30 gallon per hour unit, but the Genoa Bay Marina in BC Canada needed a larger unit. To save on shipping costs, we sold them the 3 major components (Pump/Motor, Pressure Vessels/Membrane Assembly, and… Read more »
There are a couple of things that can foul or kill an RO membrane in a marine water maker; oxidants like chlorine, biological growth, or oils. Linda sent me a panicked email after discovering they had somehow sucked oil into their water maker and were looking for help. This story had a happy ending with… Read more »
The names and email addresses of the innocent have been redacted, but this was one client “complaint” email that we were happy to receive. —–Original Message—– From: [30 GPH Water Maker Client] Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2013 4:34 PM To: Rich@cruiserowater.com Subject: Damn you Rich Yesterday we bought a small pressure washer for… Read more »
From the Crew of SV THIRD DAY at anchor in Morro Bay, California all decked out in LED lights. Have a Merry Christmas!
The following was sent in by Tim, the owner of SV Magic a Catalina 400 Sailboat after returning from their first season of cruising the Bahamas. Not every client sends such a detailed water maker installation write-up to us. So when this one came in we had to share it! In the spring of… Read more »
Seattle Boat Show Water Maker Overview Video This short water maker overview was filmed while in our booth at the Seattle Boat Show in 2012. .
The best water maker installations are those that take up the least amount of valable storage space. The Cruise RO Water Maker dealer in La Paz, B.C.S. Mexico installed this 20 gallon per hour water maker under the seat on a Maple Leaf 48, SV Away She Goes.