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Raw-water strainer

During the survey on my 1984 S2 last month, it was noted that the raw-water strainer should be replaced with a 'larger' strainer. The engine is a Yanmar 2GM. Any recommendations?

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The bronze Perko that is about 1 litre in capacity (20 cm. tall?) has served me well. You could suck up two feet of string, three clams and half a bag of seaweed before you'd overheat.


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Its a good idea to mount it above the waterline, so as you can open and clean it without that sinking feeling.
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On most boats, isn't the strainer's inlet level, or at most - slightly above waterline, to avoid the need for priming the raw water line each time the engine is started?
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I'd agree with TB, the strainer housing should be at water line or very slightly above it.
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Mine was at the waterline until I loaded the boat to go cruising. So I raised it a bit (20 cm). The raw water pump has a fair old lift on it.
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