sea strainer location and plumbing? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-20-2004 Thread Starter
e31
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
sea strainer location and plumbing?

I am planning on moving my engine raw water intake and adding a sea strainer during the winter layover. I am cruising the coast of Maine, and have been warned about the eel grass getting in the system.

A mechanic I talked to mentioned that the 1" hose from the seacock to the strain should be routed above the waterline so any debris plug could be pushed backward, out thru the thruhull.

At what height does the strainer get mounted, above or below the waterline? And should the line from the seacock to the strain be fixed above the waterline, or should I just leave a service loop long enough to pull it straight above and "plunge" clean?

How are you doing it?
e31 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 09-20-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,437
Thanks: 1
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
sea strainer location and plumbing?

On my boat it is adjacent to seacock, about 2" above it and 6" lateral, below waterline, anti-siphon loop on next piece of hose going to pump. Hose to strainer is about 9" with 90 degree bend, never had a plug in the short run and probably that short section of hose may get it above WL.
Handy spot is better & next to seacock so you remember to clean often. Every couple weeks if you don''t see a lot of floating pieces of grass, every couple days if you do. I was in large harbor overnight last week with lots of stuff floating and a long motor in & out and collected a small salad in 24 hrs.
capttb is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 10-01-2004
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
sea strainer location and plumbing?

I have my strainer above the wl w/ a flex hose to the seacock, so that I can disconnect it at the inlet to the strainer without taking in any water, and can run a flex clean-out rod thru the seacock and out through the hull strainer.
elhanley is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome