Don't Sink, DRINK! New Water M [...]
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Don't Sink, DRINK! New Water Maker Install and How It Works 💦 Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 412


Location: The Sea of Cortez
Latitude: 26.23000000
Longitude: -111.04000000
Published: 12 May 2023

After 280,000+ liters of fresh water produced, it was finally time to replace our trusty old water maker! We've been getting so many comments lately from you all about how much you enjoy the boat project videos, so we thought it would be cool to do a super in depth episode all about installing our new water maker, a full run down on how water makers actually work (which I think is super interesting!), and our honest review of it's performance. Plus of course a healthy dose of our usual boat work antics where nothing goes according to plan 😂 We hopped back a little bit in time for this episode, but we wanted to also include our review of the system and it's performance so we waited about a month after installing to finish filming everything for this video so we can give you the full picture.

We ended up going with a pretty sweet 18-25 gallons per hour system by Sun Pure Water Makers. But we opted for the additional membrane which almost doubles our output for the same power input. It's pretty wild because with our new set up we can actually run it off just the inverter and solar power (our old system needed the generator) so that is a game changer for us!

Visit to learn more and give Arne a shout if you need help finding the right system for you.

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00:00 Introduction
00:29 What is a water maker, and how does it work
01:31 Specs on our new water maker
02:02 All the components of our system
04:26 Is having a water maker really worth it?
06:33 Installation
15:16 Testing the System
17:17 Review of it's performance