I'm replacing 2 thru-hulls. The forward A/C thru-hull is shared with the anchor
washdown pump. It has a scoop strainer over the outside of the thru hull
. Is that needed? I thought those were only needed if underweigh and needing the water
intake like an engine
thru-hull intake. I will never run the A/C while running, only dockside.
Seems the strainer could trap stuff inside it between it and the thru-hull. When that happens, I'd need to go overboard
to fix it.
I will have the large Perco sea strainer inside in-line before the A/C or the washdown pump.
If I get a clog in the thru-hull I could possibly unclog it from inside. I'll have a fitting that goes above the static waterline allowing either a garden hose flush out or possibly a coat hanger probe of the thru-hull.
Can I ditch the outside strainer?