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Bosch makes quite a line of filters, I don't know how their marine filters fit into the bigger picture. I'm thinking of Bosch and Mobil1 automotive filters, which used to run about $6 each instead of a more common $3-4, and one of them literally doubled their price last year, same product apparently but the box went from cardboard to see-through plastic. (Oooh, pretty pretty, shiny shiny). Both brands had detailed specs on micron ratings (absolute and typical) and in auto filters--both were way ahead of the pack. Which might just be like the argument who needs a two micron diesel fuel filter. (G)
Not that it matters much. Unless you mail-order filters by the box, it seems that whatever brand you want, isn't in stock. If it is, clean 'em out while they are.
Everybody puts down Fram as cheap...but the last old-fashioned machinist I knew used to swear by them, sold 'em and used 'em for 30+ years and his rebuilds didn't fail from them. Who knows?