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Old 09-14-2013, 07:45 PM
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Seawater strainer

Noticing some pictures of the newer MC's with seawater strainers. Did a search but only a couple of threads come up.

I read somewhere and can't find he thread that some times these strainer don't seal and an air gap can prevent raw water flow.

I boat in muddy waters with lot's of duck weed.

Something worth while?
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:01 PM
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I assume the strainer you are talking about is the black canister with a clear cover. If that's the one then yes, they do not seal well.

I went to the Sherwood strainer. Skidim along with others carries them

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:29 PM
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Noticing some pictures of the newer MC's with seawater strainers. Did a search but only a couple of threads come up.

I read somewhere and can't find he thread that some times these strainer don't seal and an air gap can prevent raw water flow.

I boat in muddy waters with lot's of duck weed.

Something worth while?
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I assume the strainer you are talking about is the black canister with a clear cover. If that's the one then yes, they do not seal well.

I went to the Sherwood strainer. Skidim along with others carries them

Just my .02 cents worth
Although I seen the couple posts where the person(s) had issues with that strainer, I have to add that I have that strainer and it works just fine for me. It is mounted inside the rear starboard locker (for my v-drive) for easy access. Nice thing about the way it is mounted is that you can open and clean the strainer and you don't loose the water (prime) between it and the raw water pump.

Looking at the Sherwood, it appears to be smaller in size and I think you would have an easier time mounting it in-line or in otherwise smaller access areas.

Just a different worth.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:06 PM
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what are your thought on the concept? - worthwile? I am anal about clearing water jacket a couple times a season with a clean water run in the driveway..
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:14 PM
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Go with a Sherwood. I had one on my old boat and it was awesome - worked perfectly for the entire twenty years. I just bought one to install on my '06 X30. I got mine from Overton's website - ordered it on Tuesday and it was on my doorstep Thursday afternoon. Free shipping.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:23 PM
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I think it's worth while.

I have seen small bugs, twigs, etc in the screen. Is it going to harm the engine to let those things through? Good question. Bugs probably go through easily... Sticks on the other hand probably don't do the impeller blades any good.

Our lake is fairly clean. If you're on a dirty lake, I would certainly use one.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:36 PM
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Mike I think I know where you are going with this.



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Yeah - putting one on my boat...
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Where is he going?? 😊
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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Yeah - putting one on my boat...
Sweet get me one.

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