Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Both types can clog. But the strainer type can't be unplugged in the water easily. With the open type you can remove the inboard end of the hose and put a rod or smaller hose through to clear it. As long as the inboard end of the hose reaches above the waterline no water gets in the boat.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour