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Jim Focha and Julie Gwin

We almost never let the water maker go 5 days, usually 2-3 between uses. But in March we had to go home and leave the water maker on 5 day flush for three weeks. When we got back we started it up and got an initial 240 PPM and went down to 180 after about 45 Min., the sea temp was in the mid 60?s. The last couple of months up in the Sea of Cortez the water temp have been in the mid 70?s. Initial start up is at 290 PPM and after 45 minutes is down to 240. This is normal operation as higher temperatures mean higher output and also higher PPM. The World Health Organization says anything less than 1000 PPM is acceptable and Spectra use 750 as acceptable and 500 as excellent.

Our friends on a HC 38 are going to replace their 80-E this year with a Spectra because they use 8 amps for 3-4 GPH. This is only one of several changes they?re doing. Their boat uses over 100 amps day and he?s tired of running the Honda generator.

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