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Sea Water Strainer
My engine sea water strainer is located about 8" above the waterline. After cleaning the strainer, I often lose the pump prime and have trouble getting the system back in operation.
I''ve made inquires as to the height of the strainer in other boats and have learned that some strainers are mounted above the waterline and some are below.
Below the waterline seems good in that you wouldn''t lose your prime when cleaning, but there must be reasons for locating it above the waterline as some are installed that way.
Anyone care to shed some light on the pro''s and con''s of the sea water strainer''s height?