On the issue of jerry cans. We use 6 when we are cruising. I fill them directly without filtering through the Baja
filter when I am comfortable with the source. But, when I put that or ANY fuel into the tank, it always goes through the Baja
When I say Baja filter, I am thinking more of the generic type of filter. I have one from West marine
and one from ???? Both plastic, both relatively inexpensive for the job they do. One is rather small, the other is a larger filter. Get the larger filter, makes fueling somewhat faster. This does have the benefit of being inexpensive.
On the issue of Racor filters. The twin set-up I have is WAY over filtered (my fuel pump
will only flow 5 gallons per hour max), but I like it. It consists of two 500 FGs, plumbed in series. The first filter has a 30 micron filter, the second a 2 micron filter. There are apparently two different types of Racor filter housings, One that is tan, and one that is white. The tan ones are for shore diesels and don't come with a shine heat shield at the bottom of the fuel bowl. The White ones are the marine
versions that do have the heat shield at the bottom. The marine ones are something like 3 times more expensive. I am not advising using a NON-Marine filter on a boat. Heaven forbid! But the the $800 dollars I saved let me go over budget
on some other items I wanted for the boat. After 5 year, the "non-marine" version have not caused my boat to blow up, my engine
melt, or given me cancer.