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    Default Sea Strainer on a Jet Boat

    Anyone ever done one?

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    But I would/will in the future.

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    Yes I have and I was blown away by all the shit in the water passages after just 70 hours.

    I honestly don't know why you don't see these in more jet boats.. or any jet boats as I've yet to see one jet boat with a SS. Obviously one of the benefits to a jet is to be able to boat in shallow water. Shallow water is a big reason you pull up so much sand and derbies. So wouldn't a SS be the smartest thing to add?

    I heard that the pressure from the pump was too high for a sea strainer, however I run a water psi regulator so I don't see an issue.

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    for the people that arent made of money and cant aford a $600 strainer would this one do a decent job?

    Amazon.com: Sea Dog 364136 POLYIN-LINE STRAINER-5/8IN HO POLY IN-LINE STRAINER: Sports & Outdoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpmxwb View Post
    for the people that arent made of money and cant aford a $600 strainer would this one do a decent job?

    Amazon.com: Sea Dog 364136 POLYIN-LINE STRAINER-5/8IN HO POLY IN-LINE STRAINER: Sports & Outdoors
    I dont know but plastic shit scares me. just seems like there is lot of sun and heat and vibration back there and i would hate for that peice to go Tango Uniform while im running around. Then again maybe im just paranoid and it would work fine.
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    just put one on to keep stuff out of the inner cooler
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    couple of pics of plumbing=pressure relief -then strainer-set appx 18 lbs then to inner cooler then to engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    I dont know but plastic shit scares me. just seems like there is lot of sun and heat and vibration back there and i would hate for that peice to go Tango Uniform while im running around. Then again maybe im just paranoid and it would work fine.
    Plastic stuff shouldn't scare you, but ya still need to buy quality. That linked Sea Dog unit costs less than dinner at McDonalds.......expect problems with that.

    Quality plastic parts are a great way to beat the corrosion problems in marine systems and are pretty durable too but they aren't cheap.

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    that unit i put on was 130 thru mcmaster carr- has a drain cock on side of bowl - filter screen was to big - got some smaller mesh - will be going out wed to check and tune

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    I use one that cp sells, more of a sand strainer I think, part number 620-4620, works great, and has a bypass if it ever gets clogged, and is high capacity. Never ceases to amaze me how much crap is in the water even though I am very careful about where I start it and run it.

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    I've made up a few sand strainers for me and some friends and they are working great.Using stainless steel filter(top notch),machined aluminum end plates,o-ring seal,and the all thread is threaded into helicoils.End plates are 3"x3",length is 6 3/8 inch.
    I'm testing them to 125 lbs.Also have been running one on my boat for a while with no problems.If anyone is interested i'll start a thread in the parts section.I have enough material for several more.I have material to make some bigger ones also.The one in the picture weighs in @ 1.15 lbs.

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    interested. pm me with a price

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpmxwb View Post
    for the people that arent made of money and cant aford a $600 strainer would this one do a decent job?

    Amazon.com: Sea Dog 364136 POLYIN-LINE STRAINER-5/8IN HO POLY IN-LINE STRAINER: Sports & Outdoors
    I've used this same strainer for well over 10 years...works GREAT! My inlet/exit ports are the next size up.

    Keep in mind I'm plumed one-line in, w/two dumps out the back, run a REX T-stat bypass, PSI never goes above 10lbs usually around 5-8 with good flow out the both dumps and zero chance of steam pockets in the heads.
    I also have my system plumed so there's another exact filter before the Bassett check-ball and spider lines.
    I do keep a spare clear spin on cover and stainless filter onboard > never needed it.

    CAUTION > this plastic filter WILL burst (if) exposed to higher water pressure, and did so in my brothers Jet > he had one line in/one dump out = too much psi!
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    I saw one in a boat this last weekend. It was the one you commonly see in v-drives. The guy told me he added it to keep crap out of the intercooler, said it worked great.

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