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Old 07-22-2016, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER
My boat has the old style factory fountain thru transom water pickups. On the bottom of the pickup, they welded a plate on to it, that has a bunch of little holes drilled in it. Like 1/8 or so diameter holes. While I also have sea strainers, nothing is ever in them, because nothing ever gets past the pickups.

One time I was idling thru a harbor that had a ton of sea weed floating at the surface. My water temp began creeping up at idle. I knew some seaweed must have been sucked up against the pickup. Shut that engine off for a few seconds, sea weed floated away from the pickup, and was good to go.

Its a really neat setup, that works well. Not sure why more pickups don't get designed that way.
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Chad, give me a call. I have a couple of new ones that I do not need.
Thanks Al. I'll ring you in the am!!

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Not having one cost me a tow years ago when I sucked up crushed shells at Put-in-Bay. Cooling system plugged tight 80 miles from my home port. Good thing I carry towing insurance and of course I now have a sweet Teague sea strainer. Snag the ones from AL.
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER
My boat has the old style factory fountain thru transom water pickups. On the bottom of the pickup, they welded a plate on to it, that has a bunch of little holes drilled in it. Like 1/8 or so diameter holes. While I also have sea strainers, nothing is ever in them, because nothing ever gets past the pickups.

One time I was idling thru a harbor that had a ton of sea weed floating at the surface. My water temp began creeping up at idle. I knew some seaweed must have been sucked up against the pickup. Shut that engine off for a few seconds, sea weed floated away from the pickup, and was good to go.

Its a really neat setup, that works well. Not sure why more pickups don't get designed that way.
That's really good info and seems like the obvious way to do it.
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This is a similar idea to what MildThunder was talking about. These are from Keith Eickert's company Lighting Performance.

http://www.kustomboltons.com/water-pick-up.html
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER
My boat has the old style factory fountain thru transom water pickups. On the bottom of the pickup, they welded a plate on to it, that has a bunch of little holes drilled in it. Like 1/8 or so diameter holes. While I also have sea strainers, nothing is ever in them, because nothing ever gets past the pickups.

One time I was idling thru a harbor that had a ton of sea weed floating at the surface. My water temp began creeping up at idle. I knew some seaweed must have been sucked up against the pickup. Shut that engine off for a few seconds, sea weed floated away from the pickup, and was good to go.

Its a really neat setup, that works well. Not sure why more pickups don't get designed that way.

Kinda hard to put a screen here. I think I like the idea of water going through the inside of my drives. It may have a cooling effect. I guess I just have to find some sea strainers.. Still looking
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Is this a good way to go? I never have seen 700hp boats with bronze sea strainers
http://m.ebay.com/itm/122055396569
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:03 PM
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If you build to much water pressure with that style the glass may break. I have no idea what that is rated for, but the burst strength is no where near what a Teague strainer is.
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:42 PM
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It will be before any pump. So it will have to be as strong as a rubber hose but collapseing is a concern , not pressure. Maybe running on top end it will have like 100mph pressure though huh. Good point . I am going to run stainless when i find a set. Or I'm not going out where the Kelp beds are . Period. Thanks Endeavour

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