Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker supplies

Patrick McAneny

Mike, I do not know the history of my watermaker . It was given to me about three years ago and I installed it . I do not know if it was pickled properly. Last summer we were down the Bay off Solomons and I was anxious to see if it worked , so we turned it on and water , very good quality and quantity was produced. That could be because we were in a low salt environment . The only problem we had was one gauge , I think the low pressure did not register , and the low pressure pump seemed very hot to the touch. I pickled it last fall and unpickled it this spring as I understood it should not be pickled for longer than six months, I have since been told this is not true. Outside of flushing it very well , before using ,I do not know what else one would do before making water. Almost everyone knows more than me on this subject and I am sure someone will be better able to answer your question. I have my old 60 lt. watermaker and want to give it to someone that can use it.  Pat SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 7:16 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker supplies


Our watermaker has been "pickled" off-line for 10 years. How long was yours
not in operation and how much time/expense/aggravation was/is involved in
bringing it back to function? Parts other than filters that needed



Aletes SM#240

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 7:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker supplies

Bill, I did not se a micron spec in the description of the filters at Home
Depot . If you and Eric use them , that's good enough for me, this winter
will be my first time using the watermaker, so I know nothing about it.
Thanks, Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 1:18 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker supplies


Water filters can be bought in many places. I started using pleated water
filters both 5 and 20 micron when I needed to buy some in Darwin. They can
be washed easily with a nozzle on a hose and can be cleaned dozens of times.

As Eric said, Home Depot is a source and here is a link to the pleated ones:


BeBe 387

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 3:11 AM, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Doesn't a set of filters from home depot work as well?


sm 376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: "derickgates@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:02 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker supplies
To: amelyachtowners@...

> Pat,
> In the past I have purchased from Filters Fast at
> as well as from
> There is also http://www.Great-
> who I believe are the Dessalator rep in the U.S.
> Prices vary - much cheaper by the case.
> Hope these help.
> Derick Gates
> SM2K #400 Brava

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