I am working on replacing all my thru-hulls and seacocks as they were original, corroded, and the boat is out of the water
. I have all new Groco hardware
and am anxious to get it in.
The original system had a Groco strainer only for the engine raw water
intake and not for the head raw water
intake. I wish to install an identical strainer for the head
, but cannot figure out how to best route
The original system had a bend in the engine
intake hose (pictured) as it entered the strainer and had a hose that connected with a male to male fitting as it left the Groco strainer to connect the strainer to the actual hose that goes to the engine impellor pump. I was hoping to eliminate this connector hose as I wasn't a big fan of the male to male adapter, running it all the way to the strainer. (Not pictured is a T connection on the output side that goes to a freshwater wash down pump for the deck
(Please ignore the messy disaster of crap everywhere in this photo
. I am only trying to dry fit and route
I started putting some pieces and parts
together in the bilge
and realized that I would have many hoses making bends in order to install a second strainer. (Ignore the fact that I have the Groco strainer backwards right now in the photo).
I cannot put another strainer to the right of the current
one as there is not enough depth
in the bilge
What would be the best way to route all this stuff? There is very little room and in some instances, the handles on the seacocks were interfering with hoses. I feel like I am missing a simple answer and was hoping that someone could give a better suggestion than what I am doing.