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Old 03-21-2015, 09:23 PM
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Looking for a " better mouse trap" installing new strainer in my 35' fountain. Trying to get a good idea of how to make it look nice and have them easily accessible in the front of the bilge . Any pictures of what you have will be most helpful. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:44 PM
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This required cutting, patching and welding, so you would need a fabrications shop that can work with 316L stainless. I removed the female fittings, patched the holes and had male NPT fittings installed so the shutoff valves could be threaded directly on to the strainer for fewer connection points. I also welded on fittings to attach the flush hoses BELOW the strainer screen so I could back-flush any debris out of the strainers if needed. All fittings were welded in positions to suit the hoses as they were routed in the boat.
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When we were building our phantom we used 1 large sea strainer for both engines. It works well with a pressure relief. There is a pretty decent pic of the setup in our thread birth of a 34 phantom in the phantom section. Page 7.
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]538873[/ATTACH]this is my 34' Kachina strainer setup.
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the gil is on motor , the CP perf on innercooler. If i change mine out i will get the larger deeper cp's


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[ATTACH=CONFIG]538873[/ATTACH]this is my 34' Kachina strainer setup.
That's funny you posted it. In my general Google search I saw this. And I'm now modeling after it. Thanks for the input everyone. I didn't know the sea strainers could be ordered left and right. Now I know. Looks awesome. Thanks again
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You can also get them that swirl the opposite direction like Toilet Water Swirls different below the Equator
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I know this is not about where to mount them but if you are buying new. I love my Stainless Marine ones. After dealing with leaking top screw, aluminum top strainers that were a P.I.T.A., I upgraded to them. They weren't cheap but they flow like crazy, have huge collection baskets, and are super easy to open & reseal. Plumbed them with a pair of valves to easily close off when cleaning or flushing the motors.

Please disregard the dirty bilge as they were being test fitted in the picture! LOL
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Has anyone ever hooked the 2 sea strainers together for the 2 engines? just wondering if it's worth doing for the redundancy....
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