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Article in Cruising World: How to Install a Watermaker

Cruising World magazine recently ran my piece  “Banishing Water Worries: A low-draw desalinator proves easy to install and maintain”  – which is about what it says it’s about! Here is a PDF of the article, which I hope is technical enough for sailors planning a similar project but interesting enough for general readers!

Celeste among growlers

Celeste in the Arctic Ocean, August 2015. We did not fill water from shore for 7 weeks while in the Arctic, thanks to our desalinator.

Cruising World also posted our video of testing our Katadyn (now Spectra) watermaker at the polar ice edge in very cold temperatures, which puts additional strain on the desalinator’s production rate. You can see the video here – enjoy! 

Our watermaker is the Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E, now sold under the Spectra brand, and we have the Katadyn Manual Survivor 06 in our emergency ditch bag. Katadyn is also well known in the backcountry community for their water filters and treatment solutions, including Micropur Tablets and the new BeFree filter.


Lake Angeles seen on a 14-mile, 5,700ft elevation-gain day-hike in the Olympic National Park

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