There is more than one way to skin a cat -- As with so many things it depends how you want to do it.
You can run it parallel with it's own pump, or you can run it in series with existing system in which case I recommend, what is always a good idea to have, a vacuum gauge "T 'd in" for monitoring how hard the on engine fuel pump is sucking with a suction gauge to see when plugging is occurring as it has a huge capacity - no need to change element if not plugging up. You can also add a by pass valve among other approaches to assist with changing filter under way.
NOTE: Filter F-1 Housing already has on & off ball valves on bottom to close when servicing the filter element & it also has a drain valve at bottom to drain off any water. See picture:
Mounting bracket is already attached to the housing as you can see, so with 8 bolts you can bolt it to a wall or any vertical piece of wood or metal strong enough to hold 50 lbs., but note: it does need to be mounted vertically so the water separator in bottom works 100 % efficiently.
I know a few guys that set it up to pivot to side to do the filter element servicing due to low engine room vertical ceiling clearance which works well too.
As far as the plumbing, one way you can do it - Using brass or bronze barb fittings & SS clamps & some Coast Guard Approved fuel hose, You plum in a couple " T " fittings or " Y " valves into your supply & return fuel lines & add on / off valves as your deem needed.
Then for power of course an electric switch and wires from power source & such to then install in line a continuous duty marine electric Fuel Pump
that runs on either 12 volt Dc or 120 volt Ac or what ever electric power source you have readily available on your boat.
(Example: for 12v boat power - a 12 volt pump - like maybe a "Walbro" brand - Part# 6802 or equivalent).
You then do some parallel plumbing with a " Y " valve or two & Fuel hoses so you can set it up to draw from either tank & return to either tank, or how ever you want to plumb it.
You can then turn on this electric circulation fuel pump to run your diesel fuel to circulate the fuel through the polishing filter when ever you want !
it's operation then is completely separate from the engine being run or not. Your choice, it can even be all controlled with a timer or how ever you want to control it.
Some captains have the pump run any time the ignition is on.
Others have a timer that runs it for example 4 to 6 hours every day whether your there or not, in your slip,
some run it 24 hours straight after returning to their slip after every boat outing & others go for manual operation only, etc... - you choice how you want to set it up.
Let me go look & see what they are going to charge me to pack & ship this heavy - 36 pounds - item ?
& I'll get back to you on whether I can cover that or not.
I am Unsure at this point if I can agree to that or not
I just have no idea what they will charge - not cheap I am sure.
I agree shipping these days is getting expensive.
I would ship cheapest way -- as I would ship via ground, which would take about a week or so to get it to Pensacola, Florida on the east coast where you are.
So if that's OK - so let me first research that shipping cost & I'll get back to you in a couple days. -- working & swamped during weekdays.
For easy payment, I do take PayPal through my e-mail (alfamike8277 at yahoo dot com
In any case, thanks for the interest.
& now I'll go do my shipping cost research