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 Post subject: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 11 Aug 2019 20:19 
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https://www.watersafepro.com/models200-212.html

I'm thinking about one of these, does anyone have any experience with them?

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2019 06:23 
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Simple carbon filters are rather effective for removing contaminates from fresh water and one under the sink is a good idea for drinking water from the boat's water system. Do you only lake sail ? This unit won't remove salt...

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2019 20:06 
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I'm in lake now, but will be heading to the Gulf in the fall of '20, including Mexico. I was more concerned about bacteria in the fresh water that I'd be picking up along the way, as well as bacteria that might grow inside the tanks on the boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2019 22:00 
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UV doesnít help taste, removing heavy metals. We use an excellent Multipure filter for drinking water and carbon for the whole boat. We put a shot of bleach in tanks and filter taste out. With a Multipure I would drink water from Flint or Mexico.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2019 06:29 
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On Lunacy, the system was sterilized following the bleach proportions and steps in a Practical-Sailor article on the topic (there are several) after vacuuming any visible particles from the two tanks. Then after rinsing to remove bleach odor and taste, a carbon filter under the counter removes any odor / taste picked up on refills. I have used the non-chlorine additives that sterilize and remove flavor from the water in the past, but when I did, the Galley Goddess would not touch it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 14 Aug 2019 11:33 
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At my house, we use rainwater collection. Everything that a 35X50 foot roof will collect goes into 3 storage tanks. This water gets pumped back to the house to a Pura UV20-3. With 3 stage filtration. Sediment, odor and UV. We've been using the system since 2015.

I would have no problem using your setup on my boat.

Replace the UV lamp at the recommended intervals. They supposedly slowly lose effectiveness and even if they are lit up they may not be strong enough to kill the bacteria.

Shipping could offset this price difference. https://thesolarstore.com/model-212-uv- ... tirfufbe57

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 14 Aug 2019 19:14 
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Wayne,
Thanks for the input. I guess the question is, do I need it in the Caribbean and Mexico?

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2019 19:07 
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In the Caribbean and Mexico it is going to be a crap shoot for finding water sourcesómarinas are generally good, but they are few and far between. You will need dedicated jerry cans to lug the stuff from local sources (and a folding cart). Learn to live with little for starters. You can follow any of the advice above, but what most cruisers have is a filter that attaches to a garden hose that filters ALL the water you pick up from public sources and marinas in Mexico and the Caribbean as you fill your tanks in marinas and public docks. The problem is not bacteria in your tanks (take care of that with bleach as described) it is with sediment and mostly, sand, that they use to filter their water in many Central American municipalities. If you consistently take water from public docks you will find the inside of your tanks getting sandy if you do not filter it as it goes in. As a practical matter, many cruisers drink bottled water and use the water in your tanks for dishes and personal washing. This is the way I lived for two years in Central America. I didnít get sick until I got to Florida and dove on my prop. Donít swim in the ICW, it is a sewer in many places.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraviolet water sterilizer
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2019 20:23 
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Just a thought, I know a lot of people do drink filtered tank water. A word of caution, my friend with Bristol 35.5 was leaking anti freeze in his hot water heater, possibly contaminating his tank water. It's probably very diluted, maybe only on the hot water side, but Ethylene Glycol is poisonous.

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