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Old 23-12-2014, 14:49   #1
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What is this object?

Hi all, our new (to us) cruiser has the the various odds and ends buried in her recesses, but I'm pretty much stumped on this thing. What is it!?

And...no, I don't mean the PFD
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Old 23-12-2014, 14:55   #2
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Re: What is this object?

That's a Baja Filter... a multi stage fuel filter used as one fills the tanks, especially when exposed to questionable fuel sources.

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Old 23-12-2014, 14:56   #3
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Thanks so much!
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Re: What is this object?

You got there before I did Jim. Do you still use a paper towel roll as the filter?
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Re: What is this object?

If you are looking to sell it, I'm looking for one...
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Re: What is this object?

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You got there before I did Jim. Do you still use a paper towel roll as the filter?
Me? A paper towel roll? I think you have the wrong old fart in mind, Newt, for not only do I not use a paper towel, I don't own a Baja filter at all!

I'd think that a paper towel roll would be a real flow dampener, though...

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Randy, now that I know what it is, I think it will be coming in handy when we leave local waters, sorry about that!
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Re: What is this object?

Mine has a stack of fine and really fine wire cloth in the bottom. Removes dirt and water.
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a baja fuel filter seldom necessary anymore in modern Mexico
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We traded our Baja fuel filter for a more compact west marine funnel/filter. We have used it every time we add fuel since departing SDin 2005. Yes Mexico is much better with cleaner fuel than 20 years ago when most of it was pumped from drums. But why take a chance??? Two times in 7 years we got bad fuel in Mexico. If we hadn't used a filter our injectors and injector pump would have been toast. So far we have changed fuel filters 2x in 10 years and that is full time cruising

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Re: What is this object?

I have one. However, also have a high speed transfer pump and large 2 micron Parker filter. Then while running, fuel circulates into 2 Racor in series.

I discovered the first Racor in series was best left empty. It serves now only as a water trap.
The previous owner used a 10 then 2 micron filter. The problem was not knowing which filter clogged.

Wet fuel which allows a water bottom to gather is far worse than grit.

Clean gerry cans with fresh water and soap and store completely dry. Never borrow cans without visual check inside.

Inbetween runs for fuel buy 1/2 liter of gasolene to swish out containers.
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