I have a manual bilge pump
installed and have had a problem with it getting clogged by an old zip tie that found its way into the bilge
. I didn't have the space for the large bilge pump
strainers being marketed today, so I created my own. I used a strainer from a fishing
boat baitwell. You know the type. It has a stainless steel
mesh in a semicircle shape about 1- 3/4" dia. and molded into a plastic housing with female pipe threads for attachment. I found the proper size PVC hose barb and voila! It works great and cost total about $10.00. Hope you Guys/Gals can use this idea.