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Old 01-30-2010
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I don't have a strainer of any type in my raw water engine intake, and have not had a clog in the nine years of substantial sailing/racing on the upper Chesapeake. It may be very relevant that my boat has a saildrive, where the intake is a series of slots on the vertical drive section, located just aft of the keel. We do get grass caught on the keel leading edge, which is a frustration especially in a race, but none has made it into the engine intake.

Think Spring!

Last edited by CaptnAl; 01-30-2010 at 08:22 PM. Reason: spelling
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