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Old 31-08-2015, 14:03   #16
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Re: Best Location For Raw Water Strainer?

Well. Thanks for the feedback. Can't say I see a compelling argument either way based on the responses so far.

Pure pragmatism suggests that down low means having to bend over farther to clean the strainer as well as, and perhaps more importantly, being less easy to see and inspect.

In my case specifically I already have LED strip lighting mounted on the sides of the compartment. If I mount the strainer down low it would be in the shadows whereas up high the light shines through the bowl illuminating it nicely.
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Old 31-08-2015, 14:44   #17
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...Pure pragmatism suggests that down low means having to bend over farther to clean the strainer as well as, and perhaps more importantly, being less easy to see and inspect...
Come on! In that case why not mount the diesel in the cockpit where you can inspect it easier?
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Come on! In that case why not mount the diesel in the cockpit where you can inspect it easier?
Says the guy who recommends installing down low without offering any explanation as to why this is better than up high.

I'm sure you can answer your own question as to why not install the engine in the cockpit. If you can't, let me know.
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Re: Best Location For Raw Water Strainer?

We have many things installed on our boat where the primary consideration in the installation choice was visibility, lighting and access.

In fact, it usually is the most important consideration for me for most gear.

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Come on! In that case why not mount the diesel in the cockpit where you can inspect it easier?
If it were practical I would do just that. The engine is the one system on the boat that I spend the most time on. And thats just servicing and cleaning it.

Great (not good, great!) Engine access was on my must have list when we were boat shopping.

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Re: Best Location For Raw Water Strainer?

My strainer was mounted below the waterline by the PO. Everything under the quarter berth is below the waterline. Anywhere in the engine compartment meant a lot more hose.

In my case it works out well. After pulling the hose off of the seacock to run a wire down the seacock to clean out the milfoil or eel grass, I then put the hose back on and take off the top of the strainer to see if I have flow. If not then it's time to take the hose off of the strainer and clean out the hose and input to the strainer.

I rarely have to clean out my strainer though. :-)

Maybe I should take out that elbow on the input to the strainer, but then I still have to figure out how to get the milfoil and eel grass to get past the seacock.
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