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Watermakers continue to get smaller and quieter and require less maintenance—just set it and forget it, except when they go one better than that. Sea Recovery has introduced two models that will network into a boat’s NMEA 2000 monitoring system.
“More owners want to integrate more systems on the boat,” says Chris Rollins, vice president of sales for Sea Recovery. “Our NMEA 2000-compliant systems allow for this integration, letting the user operate and monitor all functions from anywhere there’s a NMEA 2000 interface.” The company’s Aqua Whisper DX and Aqua Matic watermaker systems are NMEA 2000 enabled.
That means fewer trips to the engineroom. The operator will get the same level of system monitoring, if not better, since NMEA 2000 can be programmed with specific parameters regarding tank levels and cycling that allow the user to know when something is happening other than what was planned on a voyage.
Also, the watermaker can figure into the overall efficiency of the vessel. Freshwater supplies can be allowed to run down for long passages, reducing weight and improving fuel economy. By adding watermakers to the NMEA 2000 system, the crew will know the water levels and how water-production capacity is faring.
Refit Considerations: Watermakers join the remote monitoring of NMEA 2000.
Sea Recovery, (800) 354-2000; www.searecovery.com
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