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Old 06-15-2014, 06:13 PM   #41
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You guys know that you can revive the filters by dragging them behind the boat using a small diameter rope. I can usually get 3 uses out of the filters after the pressure initially gets too high by drag cleaning them behind the vessel.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:46 AM   #42
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I have back flushed filter out with fresh water many times. But never tried dragging them behind the boat.

My questions would be, what kind of stuff are you collecting/forcing into the wrong side of the filters as you drag them through the water? And are you washing them out with fresh water after you drag them?
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:36 AM   #43
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I have back flushed filter out with fresh water many times. But never tried dragging them behind the boat.

My questions would be, what kind of stuff are you collecting/forcing into the wrong side of the filters as you drag them through the water? And are you washing them out with fresh water after you drag them?
Actually I learned this from my Spectra dealer. I drag them behind the boat at hull speed then wash them off with fresh water then wait 24 hours and re-install it's worked to extend the life of the filter elements. It works really well Capt Bill.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #44
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Actually I learned this from my Spectra dealer. I drag them behind the boat at hull speed then wash them off with fresh water then wait 24 hours and re-install it's worked to extend the life of the filter elements. It works really well Capt Bill.
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Are you dragging the membrane thru the water or the pre-filters?
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:08 AM   #45
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Filters only not the membrane.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:20 PM   #46
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Why would you bother, the filters are pretty cheap and easy enough to change out.
I would imagine dragging them behind the boat is going to weaken the filter material and before you know it you have filter material heading for your HP pump and beyond.

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Why would you bother, the filters are pretty cheap and easy enough to change out.
I would imagine dragging them behind the boat is going to weaken the filter material and before you know it you have filter material heading for your HP pump and beyond.

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:48 PM   #48
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Hey it works I get 3 to 4 uses from the filters. About 20 minutes is all it takes.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #49
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Your a real comedian aren't you? I'm trying to give real world advice that works.
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Congrats !! Good job done.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:25 PM   #53
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Thanks now I can get down to Maryland and start installing equipment and get the Gulfstar ready for the trip to Ocean County NJ.
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Why would you bother, the filters are pretty cheap and easy enough to change out.
I would imagine dragging them behind the boat is going to weaken the filter material and before you know it you have filter material heading for your HP pump and beyond.

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While they are cheap, they can take up a fair amount of storage space. And if you're in an area with a lot of plankton in the water or the water silts up you can end up going through a lot of them.

So I have washed out a few in my time to reuse them. Just never thought of nor heard of dragging them to do it. But I can see how it would work if you rinced them out afterwords.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:44 PM   #55
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It's not a big deal and I would have never thought of it until a service rep told me it's a good tip if your on a long trip and have run out of filters. With each drag they don't last as long but it's a neat trick that works if your flat out of filters.
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