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DIY watermaker for your own fresh water supply


In his most ambitious practical project yet, liveaboard boat owner Owen Moorhouse build his own DIY watermaker

The pre-filters fitted under the steps from the cockpit into the wheelhouse, next to the rollout fridge

Creating a reverse osmosis (RO) system had long been a pipe dream as a liveaboard yachtie on a swinging mooring, but the cost had always been out of my reach.

However, one day, after topping up my water tanks, a A$25 (£15) water charge was added to my bill following a full fill of fuel.

Until then, the accepted practice had been that the water was free, so a surcharge of 10 cents per litre prompted me to think about sorting out an RO system.

To add to my dilemma, on a windy approach to the fuel and water pontoon a few weeks later, I had an unfortunate brush with another yacht alongside.

Although there was no visible damage, I was quickly presented with an eye-watering bill for A$1,500 (£900) in repairs.

A control panel on a boat

The control panel fitted in the wheelhouse above the rollout fridge

If nothing else, that solidified my decision to make my own fresh water on board and I was determined to make the system myself.

After all, how hard could making a DIY watermaker be?

Reverse osmosis is a highly effective method of…

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