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Money well spent?
For whatever reason, the previous owners of my boat installed two in-line fuel filters on my boat''s Yanmar 12 HP diesel engine. I''ve had the boat several seasons and have never noticed any problems as a result of these dual filters.
An engine mechanic, however, wants to eliminate one filter and reconfigure the fuel line by shortening its run to the engine.
His reasoning is primarily based on safety, i.e, that in a situation where I need all the power that the engine can generate -- such as trying to motor into strong storm winds -- the dual filters might restrict the fuel flow to the engine, and therefore, result in less power.
Would appreciate hearing opinions on this matter.
BTW, I''ve often thought that my 28'' sailboat is somewhat underpowered...its top speed while motoring is somewhere around 3.7 kph.