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Old 06-25-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Nail in my sea strainer

Prior to departing yesterday, my wife and I were going through our pre-departure checklist. Checking the strainer for debris is top on the list. I pulled the stainless steel basket from my Perko strainer and found a rusty finishing nail!

I spent several hours trying to figure out how a nail was sucked up into my vessel. I have a clam shell strainer in addition to the Perko strainer. I haven't run aground or hit any under water objects. Perhaps I churned up some mud and a nail on the bottom was sucked up?


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Old 06-25-2018, 04:15 PM   #2
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:31 PM   #3
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I have heard of people putting solid copper wire in the baskets to help slow hard growth.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:42 PM   #4
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Found a letter once, no metal bits.
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