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erps 02-12-2009 10:36 AM

Tartan yachts have nice oil filters on them
We looked at a Tartan at the Seattle Boat Show last year. The oil filter was very shiney. It looked like a quality filter. Anyone know how well they stand up to salt water immersion?

AjariBonten 02-12-2009 10:42 AM

You bad, lmao

PBzeer 02-12-2009 10:46 AM

Generically, the generic oil filter works best when attached to the engine and not when immersed in generic saltwater. It should be noted though, that this in no way implies that a generic oil filter will not work when immersed in generic saltwater.

AjariBonten 02-12-2009 12:29 PM

are you suggesting tartans wont run without oil?????????????????

Bene505 02-12-2009 12:36 PM

Aren't there people who know a lot about how well Tartan oil filters stand up to salt water immersion while still attached to the engine?

Perhaps they could get permission from Tartan's legal team to talk about it, since it is a very positive thing, those oil filters.

bubb2 02-12-2009 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by erps (Post 447156)
The oil filter was very shiney. It looked like a quality filter.

Thats because they are outsourced:D

N0NJY 02-12-2009 02:52 PM


Winderlust 02-12-2009 05:01 PM

I too wish to see the shinny Tartan oil filter, but alas must wait for the next local boat show; then I will pay much attention to the boat and its oil filter.

chucklesR 02-12-2009 06:50 PM

My understanding, and I'm neither a chemistry major nor say, a legal expert (but I did stay at a hotel in the recent past) is that oil and water do not in fact mix.
These quality oil filters on the Tartan might be of such HIGH quality they might be useful in keeping the boat drier if a emergency such as immersion (in part, or in whole, in operation or not) might be survivable with proper insurance and legal assistance. I do not know as I haven't tried it; there being no need on my boat; they (oil filters of high quality) may be useful in preventing blistering, being proof against water intrusion and all.
Properly shaped oil filters are also strong and flex resistant, that could come in handy as a general trait, preventing flex and other bendy toy like problems.
That's not a recommendation, just a thought..

teshannon 02-12-2009 06:59 PM

Sounds like an endorsement of Tartan to me, I guess the post can stay.:rolleyes:

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