When we rescued our F31 Trimaran in the Bahamas, it had a small Watermaker installed. We never powered it up during that adventure so we never knew if it worked.
Jim did a little work on it this winter and finally got it going. It seems to work and we are so excited!
You see, a Watermaker is a reverse osmosis machine which will remove the salt from seawater and turn it into fresh, drinkable water. This machine runs on 12 volts and is supposed to produce 6 Litres (1.5 Gallons) of water per hour. It can even be used manually if for some reason you run out of power, though we do have good solar power and we carry a tiny generator too….just in case.
This little R-o machine, if it works as it should, will allow us to stay at anchor longer without having to worry about going into town to buy water. Now all we need to do is learn how to fish and forage for greens in the Bahamas!!
Until next time, Fair Winds friends.