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How many of you guys run them and are they worth the money. Appears most of them are around $500. Is there a less expensive way to filter sand? What are you using? The water up here is pretty clean..
 

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The sands gonna pretty much pass thru the filter, it's the gravel rock, sticks, and muck that it catches.
 

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The sands gonna pretty much pass thru the filter, it's the gravel rock, sticks, and muck that it catches.[/QUOTE i have one in my new 23' placecraft (jet boat) catches the sand also,i think it is worth it.I run lower river out of fisher's
This is the type of filter I'm talking about...
 

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Sand/ sea strainer

I run two 1 for motor the other for intercooler turbo deal never had and sand built up at all in the motor at all
 

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This is what I've been using for 12 years...two of them actually, as I filter the block and header water. >it will stop a grain of sand!
Keep in mind my block psi never exceeds 10 psi (usually 8)...CAUTION too much psi and it may blow the top off.
 

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This is what I've been using for 12 years...two of them actually, as I filter the block and header water. >it will stop a grain of sand!
Keep in mind my block psi never exceeds 10 psi (usually 8)...CAUTION too much psi and it may blow the top off.
Where did you get that at? How much? Was it originally designed to filter sand? That band going around the glass, is that part of the original deal or did you add that..
 

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Where did you get that at? How much? Was it originally designed to filter sand? That band going around the glass, is that part of the original deal or did you add that..
Think I got them at Boaters World or West Marine...any boat/parts house can order it.
It's designed to filter water before it enters a fresh water pump, as for a sink/head/shower etc on a boat.
I added the zip-tie as extra insurance. Again, my block psi is low thus I've NEVER had a situation where it blew the top off. My block and spider lines(headers) never see any sand or debris.
Don't recall the price as I've had them for soooo long. Replacement screens and clear screw tops are also avalable.
 

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Think I got them at Boaters World or West Marine...any boat/parts house can order it.
It's designed to filter water before it enters a fresh water pump, as for a sink/head/shower etc on a boat.
I added the zip-tie as extra insurance. Again, my block psi is low thus I've NEVER had a situation where it blew the top off. My block and spider lines(headers) never see any sand or debris.
Don't recall the price as I've had them for soooo long. Replacement screens and clear screw tops are also avalable.
I saw the one you are talking about..I think its made by Jabsco..about $30. It doesn't say how fine the screen is and if it is small enough for sand. I think that high dollar one in the picture has a 50 micron filter..
 

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I saw the one you are talking about..I think its made by Jabsco..about $30. It doesn't say how fine the screen is and if it is small enough for sand. I think that high dollar one in the picture has a 50 micron filter..
Jabsco...that's it.
And yes mine will stop a grain of sand...smaller than a typical window screen .
I think it can be ordered with a larger screen too.
 

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Jr Jetter on the baord runs something like that. I talked to him about it one day and he seemed to realy like it and said it was low maintence.
 
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