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Old 03-13-2012, 08:15 AM   #20
koliver
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RE: do you need a strainer

On my first sailboat, I had eelgrass in the strainer a couple of times, but didn't have an external screen. On my next sailboat and on my present trawler, I have the external screen and have never seen anything in the strainers. So if you have the external strainer, your internal strainer will get anything small enough to get that far up the system. Where you travel, if that is necessary to be strained out, you need a strainer.
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