Don't be afraid to use your machine!! It will last longer and the membranes
definitely benefit from frequent use. Just be cautious and that the weaknesses
have been illuminated we can take precautions that should prevent further
The control panel can NOT be removed from the galley side without first
detatching multiple items from the back side (the back side is accessed
from the port lazarette in the cockpit). There is a plywood panel on the
forward end of the lazarette that is held in place with two wood screws.
It is removed easily and gives great access to the back side of the
control panel. I will post a picture of this area soon. Clean out the
lazarette a bit and you can lay down comfortably to work.
The electronical box lid is removed by a quarter turn latch in each
corner, and the electrical circuit board with the fuses is in the lid of
the box as it is removed. There is 220 VAC and 24 VDC power in this
box so make sure all breakers are off before working here. I am
not sure where the 24 VDC power comes from. I haven't measured
it with a multimeter but I suspect it is live bus 24 VDC so be careful
not to short anything when checking the fuses. My fuses were all
ok (there are 4).
The documentation from Dessalator is indeed the worst of anything
on our boats. That is why I have been trying to provide it here. I
plan on posting a pdf schematic of the electronics when I get them
From what I can gather if you flush the system with fresh water every
one to two weeks there is no need for the pickling agent. I am in
the process of installing a timer to flush my system automatically every
few days when I am away from the boat. i will post more on that
as I get that project complete.
Bottom line, USE THE SYSTEM.
Best regards, Gary
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