Do any of you skippers use a "post-pump, pre-block" filter basket? I've found bits of plastic, bits of seaweed and biological elements that fall under "other" in there, even though I have a functional strainer on the hull
Like this (1/2" model...it's an Atomic 4):
No impeller chunks as of yet.
Please note this is different from a raw water strainer of the Perko/Groco kind as it's not meant to keep debris out of the impeller (although it does!), but to keep the impeller out of the block. Like the Perko glass and bronze jobs, it goes just above the the waterline, with pump pressure providing the flow.