10 years, 65,000 miles, 3 boats, Atlantic 42 catamaran, South Pacific, Alaska, Panama canal, over 3200 posts and way more photos
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Makeover of the water maker.
Shurflow pumps part number 8008-943-839.
Spectra List Price:
Shurflow 8008-943-839 $339..... My cost $213 @ www.CLRMarine.com
Fan $92.... My cost $7 on ebay.
Heat sink $33.... My cost $13.
Total: $464.... My total cost $233
Does this part look new to you? It's a high pressures fitting for our Spectra water maker. The corroded threads, spanner marks and galling on the inside mating surface indicate to me that it's clearly been used. The local dealer sold it as new. We also attempted to purchase a water filter housing, but it took 2.5 days for the dealer to produce a incomplete part and on the 4th day the dealer suggested we 'make the remaining parts ourselves', so needless to say that was a big waste of money. All along the local Spectra dealer was anchored aboard his boat only 150' away, but the service and parts provided were less than 3rd world. US mail only takes about 6 days and ordering from a mainland dealer would be our strong suggestion.