After experiencing a blocked heat exchanger
at sea I decided it was past time to fit a seawater strainer.
I did the job while on the hard
and tested by running 40 litres of water
from containers. All good. Launched the boat
and while motoring to my mooring
pouring in. It turns out that when revs are added, the O ring that seals
the lid, blows out. The lid clamps down with a wing nut.
Could it be that I purchased a water strainer thatís too small in flow capacity? Probably, because I didnít give any thought to it and just bought one that matched the existing hose diameter.
So I donít know. The motor
is 20hp and the separator is rated for 150ltr per minute, but I canít find flow volume for the Volvo
D1-20 in the manual.