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I would think that a backup fuel filter, where it is parallel to the primary would be of far more importance than an alternate cooling supply. i've seen more engines stopped by a clogged fuel filter than by a clogged cooling line. If your cooling system is properly designed, with a good raw water strainer, then unless you plan on motoring through a giant seaweed patch, you're more likely to have serious fuel issues than cooling water ones.

The more complex and complicated you make the cooling side, the greater the chance of something failing there.

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