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Strained Relationship with my Strainer
Actually, the strainer is fine--we're on excellent terms. Different story with the outlet...
Our boat's PO had a new raw water strainer put in for the Yanmar 2GM20F right before we bought it in September. The new one looks good--don't know the brand offhand, but it is bronze, sizable, has a clear viewing area and clamp-on top. It looks like the Perko ones I've seen, IIRC.
But the installation! The strainer outlet appears to be 3/4" pipe with a lip to take a hose and clamp. but the pump it goes to uses 5/8" hose. The boatyard solved this problem ingeniously: they slashed up and abused the end of the 5/8" hose until it would stretch enough to be forced over the 3/4" strainer fitting. To finish off this nice piece of work, these craftsmen just tightened the clamp down until it cut into the mess further.
I want to fix this potential disaster, but what's the best way? A barbed reduction coupling between a piece of 3/4" hose and the 5/8" ? Or is there some alternative fitting for the strainer? I'm sure some of you must have dealt with this.
2000 Beneteau 331
Northern Chesapeake Bay
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