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92Re: [j4x-owners-group] Re: Watermaker location on a J42

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  • William Connor
    Jan 22, 2009
      I took this approach myself with a Village Marine unit. See attached
      photo. Worked well, except that the intake would vent in rough seas,
      so I added a air water separator to keep it happy. Details on request.

      On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 5:20 PM, William Stellin <wstellin@...> wrote:
      > I don't have one, but I have heard of at least one being installed in the
      > aft head, in wet locker area.
      > Bill Stellin Hull #6 Jaywalker
      > ________________________________
      > To: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com
      > From: dc1reg@...
      > Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:31:38 +0000
      > Subject: [j4x-owners-group] Re: Watermaker location on a J42
      > I installed a Spectra watermaker below the v berths in the bow- aft of
      > the holding tank. I purchased the system without the mounting broad so
      > that I could place the components where they would fit. It was quite a
      > time consuming installation trying to figure how to place the
      > components. But it ran perfectly during one winter in the Carribean,
      > operating it almost daily.
      > One thing I would change is the though hull. I used the forward head
      > though hull and changed the plumping so the forward head used the same
      > intake as the aft head. It works fine unless you are making water while
      > underway and the bow hits a wave. The watermaker will then suck in air
      > and have to be purged. Before I return south I'd do a new though hull
      > further aft.
      > Dick Greene
      > Maine Sail
      > J42 #48
      > --- In j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com, "rob.moore@..."
      > <rob.moore@...> wrote:
      >> Where do people put them?
      >> I have one now where my starboard 50 gal water tank was installed by
      > the first owner. I
      >> would like to put the water tank back and relocate the Watermaker.

      Bill Connor, Principal
      Blue Hole Software
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