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Old 08-05-2016, 06:10 PM
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Sea Strainer installation on a 1998 MC 205.

Has anyone installed a Sea Strainer on a 1998 205 with pictures? I can't figure out how to route the intake water line without adding several feet of hose travel. Not sure it that will impede the intake water. I already have a flusher inline. Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:45 PM
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post some pics.. but you would prolly have to get rid of flusher..
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:13 AM
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Thanks Mike, Had some guy telling me that I could add the hose as long as it was at same level, but Im suspicious. I also just finished a complete engine rebuild on the 5.7 TBI so don't want to risk any clogging - I operate in a fair amount of weeds and in salt water so the flusher is important too. Will post pict in a day or too.
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:50 PM
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We always installed sea strainers as part of our pre-delivery on EVERY new boat we delivered. It's a simple install................goes inline between the intake and transmission cooler, no added hose needed. Picture of strainer is attached. Great because you can see if it needs to be emptied just by lifting the engine cover and easy to clean. If you need one, I have them for $45 plus shipping. debbie@mastercraftaz.com
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:01 PM
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just need some barbed fittings some clamps and you are good to go,
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:37 AM
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I just purchased and installed the new Indmar flush and strainer. Went in quick and easy, works great too.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:55 AM
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I have one on my new-to-me '92 PS205. MC Boats of Chicago, like Deb also installs them on all boats they sell or service. I'd never had one before on my old boat. It was clean when I got it,and 25 hours of use later has a nice little layer of sand and grit that would have otherwise gone through pump, impellar, etc.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:33 PM
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I installed Indmar strainer pro 2 months ago.I was very surprised how much it collects.It was a simple install.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:57 PM
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Thanks for all the posts-
My issue is I still need to have the flush capability cause I'm operating in salt water and there just isn't the room between the pick up and transmission cooler. So adding the sea strainer is a real plus but doesn't allow to have a flush capability unless I go fake a lake etc. So I have elected to go the new Indmar strainer pro flush - should have it this week and hopefully it's the best of both worlds. Ill let you know. !!! again thanks- Back on the water soon!!! Yehaaaa!
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:05 AM
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Bought the new Indmar Strainer Pro and it seems to do the trick! Have run the boat now several times - Cleaned the strainer (which as attested to - picked up a larger amount of stuff than I would have thought) and ran the flush system after running. Seems to be just what the doctor ordered. Ordered from Bakes on Line out of Washington- was shipped and delivered in 5 days with standard free shipping. SKIDIM would have been the "go to" but aren't carrying it yet. Will update in a while- gotta get through this Tropical Storm before skiing!. Later - Wingnut
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