Originally Posted by Cheechako
I buddy boated in Mexico
years ago with a friend who was a physicist for Hewlett Packard. He had some fine mesh screen
from work that was green in color. I think it was Teflon coated or something like that. We used to put it in our Baja
filters. The really cool thing about it was it would pass diesel
but not pass water! You could pour a little water
in the filter and it would just sit there.
Trouble was the Baja filters were too slow to really use in the first place... with that in there it took forever!
The Baja filter later added a third screen
that was similar to what you described. It was the bottom filter in line and was primarily the water
docks hate these thing since they really slow down the fill. Since we almost always jerry jug the fuel a siphon works just fine with this method. BUT if you get a large dose of water the Baja filter water trap element will fill up and still allow some water to slip by between the aluminum
housing and inserts. After 15 years of using this method we switched to the West Marine
plastic funnel type water trap. It's easier to clean and stow plus much lighter. You can also easily tip off the fuel left in the bottom versus the Baja filter which is messier.
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