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Another cracked head!

Discussion in 'Ocean Yacht' started by praetorian47, Nov 1, 2019.

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  1. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    I'm very surprised the OP doesn't have those strainers on his Ocean. Wonder if a prior owner removed them. Sucking up a plastic bag into the raw water side ain't good. Whoops, just read post #41 - he found them.
  2. PamSails

    PamSails New Member

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    Has anyone put in a sea strainer in the line to the seawater pump? Or perhaps a sea chest to service both engines?
  3. praetorian47

    praetorian47 Senior Member

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    What's a sea chest? I don't think I have that.
  4. Capt Ralph

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    Buck makes strainers like in line fuel filters. Called low profile.
    Sea chest usually have a screen or circular strainer built in. An extra strainer outside the chest would not go to waste capturing extra silt.
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    Easy to answer; If you don't know what a sea chest is, you don't have one.

    One big hole in your ship that supplies green water to everything from one supply point.
    Cocks and maybe strainers attached to all the raw water devices.
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  6. C team

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    I did add strainers after the seacock on my Egg. It also made winterizing much easier.

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  7. cleanslate

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    Do you still have the scoop strainer and the inboard strainer on, or just the inboard one now ? with a slit clam shell , if you will , thru-hull for the engines?
  8. cleanslate

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    It's easy to get off, I have them to on my Ocean. Two screws at the ends of the screen, remove them. Then the screen slides out aft, its in a groove. You may have to put a light hammer and screw driver to it to get it to slide out. Put the screw driver in one of the holes in the screen at an angle and tap on the screw drive aft to get it to slide out. Clean the screen by sanding down and soaking in some acetone or lacquer thinner to clean out the junk in the screen.
    As said before look up and in the thru- hull and sea cock for junk, clean that out to. Slide the screen back in and if you want lightly paint it , with a brush, not roller with bottom paint. one coat , so not to pug up the holes. that will help keep it clean while in the water.
  9. C team

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    I kept the scoop strainer on when I added the inboard strainers.
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    After painting the scoop screen,take an Allen wrench and poke the holes open so you get good water flow
  11. Beau

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    Some recommend a drill sized for the strainer holes placed in an electric drill in right rotation which tends to bring the removed paint material out rather than in...just another option.

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