Many cruisers consider watermakers a necessary evil. It is a luxury to have fresh water all the time without having to fill up jerrycans from questionable sources a couple of times per week. But it comes with a prize: energy demands, noise and maintenance. We selected a watermaker with low energy demands and after two years of cruising we have optimized our setup and reduced and simplified the required maintenance. You don't have to reinvent the wheel: read our tips and tricks.
If you want to use a Maxair or Coltri dive compressor on your boat, you might find some handy information in this article, like how to create reusable cartridges and how to modify the dive compressor so it can be used from within the engine room.