Category: Water Maker Installations

The Importance of a High Output Water Maker Boost Pump

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 »

Seven Seas Cruising Association Melbourne, FL GAM

While at the Seven Seas Cruising Association in Melbourne, Florida I had the privilege of meeting Sherry, who was picking up here 20 gallon per hour water maker to install it herself!    

Where Can I Run my Cruising Water Maker?

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. .

Sailboat Watermaker Installation on a Crealock 37

Hi Righ, here are several photos showing the installation of your water maker on Lagniappe, our Crealock 37.   I was concerned with where I could mount the various components but everything other than the control panel fit nicely in the engine room on the port and starboard bulkheads.  System works great and served us well… Read more »

Tartan 37 Water Maker Installation

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 12v to 120v Water Maker Swap Out

Mark on SV Reach has been out cruising for a few years with a 12v DC 8GPH water maker and decided it was time to upgrade to a higher output water maker.  So after shopping around, he bought our 30 gallon SM30 water maker.  As many cruisers with 12v DC low output water makers find… Read more »

Water Maker Installation: 1997 Hunter 40.5

SV Gypsy Wind a 1997 Hunter 40.5 all ready to head South to Mexico and Beyond on the 2013 Baja Ha-Ha Cruisers Rally The bulk of the water maker is installed in a hanging locker.  High Pressure Pump, prefilters, and the valving and cleaning assembly.  To save space, the two 3-way valves were removed from… Read more »

Water Maker Hose Run Lengths

    A benefit of a modular sailboat watermaker is that the individual water maker modules can be mounted as far apart or as close together on your boat as space dictates (I’m assuming you don’t have a 300ft Mega Yacht and want to spread the Modules from stern to bow).  A plumbing run of… Read more »

Converting a Spectra to a Cruiser RO Water Maker

After years of operating their Spectra DC water maker, Tom contacted Cruise RO Water Makers to talk about converting their Spectra water maker our concept of a “Keep it simple” high output AC 120V unit.   Dear Rich, We replaced the membranes supplied by you in November 2013 in our Spectra Newport 700. We are… Read more »