Originally Posted by Capt. Bill11
So what is the reason? Because after cleaning out more than a few engine coolers on boats that have no strainers just hull mounted shoes but no sea chest on them I can't set the point of not installing them other than so save space or money.
He told me that he was on his first or second boat and the strainer filled up with very fine grass and it overheated the engine whereas the other engine was missing the strainer element and the pump sucked but also pumped the grass thru' and that engine did not have a problem.
He also told me why none of his boats he built ever come with large 8D batteries but that is another story.....
PS. I am not about to argue with him due to his success but I would install both the external strainers and the internal strainers and definately sea chests if space allowed