20 December 2011 | Marina Del Rey, Ca
I bought a watermaker. And, not just any watermaker, friends, this one’s a 20 gallon per hour job, that’s powered by our Honda 2000 generator. Yessiree, when we head to Mexico, we’re gonna have some major showering going on! There will be no taco stains on us, thank you very much! That’s 100 gallons in five hours, 480 gallons per day, 3360 gallons per week, 13,440 gallons per month , etc. Woo hoo!
Wow. What’s scary, though, is that its in pieces in my garage as I write this. Yep, this ain’t no plug and play gizmo, this one’s the real deal, and is designed to be installed in its basic components, locker to locker to tank to engine room, etc, all over the boat, connected by fancy schmancy hoses, all to be done by the owner. I guess as long as the owner is a former NASA engineer, with a posse of pals who love NASCAR and wear coveralls and have lots of tools, this should be a no brainer. Too bad I am none of those guys.
In fairness, its got a really comprehensive installation instruction booklet, the components seem to be of the highest quality, the system is well thought out, and the owners of the company are very communicative with helpful hints, etc., so I think I’ll be ok (I hope).
Oh, well. Except for the fact that it looks like a complete beeeaaaatch to install, it should turn out to be a pretty good unit. I will report after I begin the install process sometime in the first quarter.