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post #3 of Old 01-19-2003
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Sea Water Strainer

Jim, this is the first time I have ever heard of the raw water losing prime. I used to have my strainer about even with the water line then the hose went about another three feet up to the pump which was about 18 inches above the water.I never had a problem. I am refitting right now and have moved my sea-**** to a different place and now my strainer is about the same height as the pump and when I run the motor on the hard with the hose in the bucket in the cabin even lower the pump starts sucking right away. I would check for air leaks or like peter pan said check your impellar.-thomas
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