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Jim Focha and Julie Gwin

Spectra had the lowest power consumption per gal. of any water maker when we researched them. We feel the Spectra is a major reason we operate on just 210 watts of solar while cruising. Cost of operation are just filters which are reusable. we used two sets in a year. There are Spectra dealers all over the world even in places like the Canary Islands, so technical support is available everywere. Out cruising we have found 6 gal/hr to be the minimum people were happy with.
Cruisers with less production seemed to be greatly disappointed. Some friends we buddy boated with are replacing their one year old Katyden with a Spectra due to production and power consumption. For real tight instalations the Spectra can be divided into components and placed at differant locations. Ours is rated at 12.5 gal/hr.@15amps but we are getting a little under 14 GPH. in the warmer water of Cortez. We use 12-15 gal. per day somtimes more rarely less. I would liked to up one size but don't want to push our energy budget.

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