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Old 09-01-2002, 11:34 PM
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Doug, you pushed me off the beach and I started the motor and immediately knew something was wrong. I went just past the curve in the river, across from the power plant and Rambunctious and I beached again. I drained everything and then noticed the exhaust leak so Rob towed me to the ramp and his buddy took me to get my trailer in Muskegon. I was really looking forward to the ride back up the lake too.
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Old 09-01-2002, 11:40 PM
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Consider This: If you choose to use a transom mount water pick-up, do not disable the drive pick-up. Instead, re-plumb it to be used as a drive shower. Stainless Marine (305-681-7893) sells a thru-transom dump just for this purpose. The more water in and around a Bravo, the better. Stainless would also be able to help you with the transom pick up and sea strainers. They make nice stuff.
 
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The problem with a sea strainer that will filter out sand is that it will get plugged also. ( same end result - no water flow )
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Old 09-01-2002, 11:54 PM
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The problem with a sea strainer that will filter out sand is that it will get plugged also. ( same end result - no water flow )
Which is why I've never installed one.
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I put small ball valves on my headers to replace the cheap radiator drain valves that came with them. It is very easy to drain the sand out of the headers now. I havnt put the valves on the engines yet but plan on it this winter when they are out of the boat. I got sand in both of my engines once and since then have learned to keep it out of the sand. But I do have the drives mounted 10 feet further back than Mikes boat.
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stay off the sand bars bro.....the boat drafts basically 3 ft of water at dead still in the water. raise the drives a bit but not to much when beaching it and hand walk it off when leaving....
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Which is why I've never installed one.

I would rather just have to clean out a strainer then the engine.
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Ike, as was stated above and proved many times, strainers do not do a good job of stopping sand.
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Waterfoul,Easy there fellow, Tinkerbell was talking about strainers that could filter sand. I sucked up sand once this summer and my marine machine strainers stopped most or all of the sand from getting into my engines. I feel better knowing that all that sand that I took out did not go through my engines or that some of it may still in there.
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Ike, so you're saying the Marine Machine strainer stops sand? Might be worth looking into then I guess. But at this point of the season for me, it's not worth the time, money, or hassle of putting one in as I will only be using the boat 2 more times or so, and neither place I'm going has any threat of sand sucking into the motor.
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