Our 20, 30, and 40 gallon per hour water makers all have the basic design and layout in common. Understanding the differences between the models can help you pick one right for your boat.
Category: General Water Maker Topics
RO Membranes are the heart of your boat’s water maker, so the more you know and understand about them, the better you will be able to select the best water maker for you boat or take care of the water maker you already have aboard!
A common question I get by email is about the boost pump. Do I need one? What does it do? Why is yours standard with the water maker and others offer it as an option? What if I mount everything below the water line, do I need one then? The question are common enough that… Read more »
Boat owners need water makers because people on the boat need clean drinking water. Indeed, fresh water is not only good for drinking, but also for cooking and cleaning purposes. Depending on the size of the boat, number of people aboard, and amount of time the boat will be out cruising on the water,… Read more »
To understand how a boat water maker works, you first have to understand how a RO Membrane works. This nice YouTube Video animation takes the mystery behind the membrane construction away. .
Cruisers are not always floating in just sea water. Sometimes they are in fresh water lakes, rivers or brackish waters but they still want and need water. If you understand the process and limitations, then you can run your water maker in sea water, fresh water or brackish water. .
The short answer is if you you would swim in the water, then you can run your water maker there. For a little more details, I put together this YouTube video on where you can and shouldn’t run your cruising boat water maker. .
When I heard one of our water maker clients was making a stop over in Morro Bay, of course we had to have some cockpit drinks with them and snap a few photos of their SeaMaker 30 water maker installation. I have to admit that Lewis on SV Eleutheria did an installation job that puts… Read more »
A common question about water maker installations is if you need a dedicated through hull. . .