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Raw water strainer elevation.

Does anyone know of a guideline for mounting a raw water strainer, specifically height from the through hull, water line, engine, etc. I have a new boat and the Generator is having problems picking up raw water. The strainer seems very high and I wonder if this is the problem. It's access is also very challenging because of AC ducting. I'm thinking about moving it into the rear lazerette, closer to the through hull.
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Re: Raw water strainer elevation.

Strainer low and uphill hose to water pump to prevent airlocking would be my guess. Non collapsing hose , adequate dia of course.
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Re: Raw water strainer elevation.

I prefer the intake side of the strainer to be at least above the water line. Any lower, and when you open the strainer to clean it out you will have water coming in constantly.
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Re: Raw water strainer elevation.

Closing the valve solves that problem and allows testing to see if water can flow.without pulling hoses (plastic bag or head of cod fish..Had both)
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