Dear Mr. Forest,
We thought you might
like to hear about what great success we had with the Aqua Marine Watermaker on
the recent voyage of our sail training vessel "Alaska Eagle " from Newport Beach, CA to Antarctica.
As you are aware, we
originally chose Aqua Marine primarily because you were the most experienced
with watermakers in cold/polar water. We also appreciated your suggestion of
installing a heat exchanger to preheat the water before treating it.
We had plenty of water
throughout the entire voyage, but we especially appreciated having the two legs
to Antarctica and return changed from trips of gathering water to being able to
flip a switch and have as much as we needed!
During the tropical
legs we were making I gal./minute and in the Antarctic 1/2 gal./minute.
This allowed us to run the boat with no concerns about water for a twelve
member crew for the 13‑month voyage through the South Pacific to Pitcairn
and Easter Islands, down the coast of Chile, to Antarctica and return to our
base in Newport Beach. We had no problems with the units, and only had routine
maintenance to perform.
Thank you for your
contribution to the great success of this voyage!