After we got rid of the diesel heater we have started thinking about how to install our watermaker. We bought a second hand watermaker a couple of weeks ago. Read more about our watermaker HERE.
We have thought quite a lot about where we should position all the parts for the watermaker. The criteria we have taken into consideration when choosing where to position is:
- We want to have a pre-tank that can be separated from the main water tanks when running the watermaker, and when finished it will be open towards the main tanks. This way all our fresh water won’t be bad if something goes wrong with the watermaker.
- We want to have the pre-filter easily reachable since this filter needs regular supervision.
- We want to have the osmosis filter and main pump close to each other, so we don’t need that long high pressure hoses.
- We want to have somewhere we can taste the water made by the watermaker before letting it down to the main tanks.
- We also want to use through-hull connections for taking in sea water that is as far away from outlets as possible. We have read that the filter is especially sensitive towards fats so we don’t want to use the inlet we have that is next to the outlet from the kitchen. We have another inlet in front of the kitchen (if sailing) which we are considering. It is a bit closer to the toilet outlet but if moving forwards it will hopefully be okay and when on anchor we will probably use the holding tank anyway.
With these criteria we decided to position the pre-water tank were the old fuel tank for the diesel heater had been. It will be easy to use gravity to fill the newly made fresh water into the main tanks. The water tank is located under the sofa in the galley, and is pretty easy to access.
When we have the main components for the watermaker system installed we will connect them and install the final stuff. We will add some more details and more info about our water maker installation. For example, we want to use a pre-pre filter before the pre filter to get rid of big pieces of junk before the water enters the watermaker system. We also have a salinity monitor that will be connected. To be continued… 🙂
All future and previous posts about our water maker can be found under the tag: Water maker.