|Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E installed under the galley sink|
Installation was challenging primarily because I have some particular needs and zero plumbing experience. In a nutshell:
|Raw water filer & 30 micro pre-filter, |
also under the galley sink
- Add small, 3 gallon water tank for desalinator so output is segregated from main tank
- Plumb desalinator tank w/ valve to large aft water tank
- Plumb desalinator output to dedicated sink faucet for testing prior to sending to desalinator tank
- Plumb seawater from thru-hull w/ scoop strainer to raw water strainer to 30 micron pre-filter to desalinator w/ options to instead run desalinated water through (for cleaning) or membrane preservative (for storage)
- Plumb desalinator tank and large aft tank to galley foot pump w/ option to draw from either
|Dedicated tank for desalinator|
product water in cabinet below icebox
I had my first successful test last night around 3 AM when the tide was coming in and made about 5 liters of perfectly delicious fresh water from disgusting salty seawater. Amazing.
The reverse osmosis technology behind it is fascinating but I won't go into it here.