Well wouldn't ya know it. Talk about the thing, and the event happens. I just broke mine. Just like Mark, I thought oh it's a little loose. So I gave it one more turn and bang. It all came apart. I though my strainer was bigger, but now realise it is the same thing. So off to the chandlery
I went. I almost needed picking up off the floor. It was NZ$211.00 for a piece of plastic junk. That's rediculouse. I'm not paying that! I thought.
So I have spent today looking at alternatives. Even a large Aluminium water trap for fuel
was way cheaper than the marine
thing and it had complicated valves and stuff in it. But still not what I was quite wanting. I ended up going to a Chandlery
that also has a plumbing
side to them, dealing with swiming pools. Well low and behold, they had a whole series of different strainers availble. All designed for suction and pressure on pool pumping systems. Ones that were made form high strength PVC's to polycarbonate. Well I walked out of the shop with a strainer that wil do the job just nicely thank-you very much and a grand total price
of NZ$45.00. It is far supperior to the other lump of crap I have and it has a screw on see through plastic cap instead of that stupid lid with a screw in the middle.