Thanks guys, I have my parts ordered.
I am not sure how I am going to lay it out yet. I want to mount with the strainer bowl down. If room premits I might get brave and change the elbow on the vdrive to a straight. I have seen a picture of one change but can't find it.
Some test fit plans are from the hull strainer to the vdrive are:
1. elbow pointed down, strainer, elbow horizonal to existing vdrive elbow.
2. elbow pointed down, strainer, elbow horizonal, another elbow to turn to existing vdrive elbow.
3. elbow pointed down, strainer, straight nipple to changed straight nipple on vdrive.
Project completed this weekend.
I was hesitate to use another elbow but it was the only way to add the strainer once I started to dry fits.
Very clean installation. How difficult is it to undo the cup and empty it from that location?
Have you tested how the water flow is with that 2nd elbow?
It is easy to undo the cup in this postion and move out/up. I would have like to done the install as in the 3rd pic layout on first post just to keep from adding the extra elbow. But there would have been no room to 2 hand the bowl on each side of the strainter and the inlet hose would have been to tight on the right side against fuel lines and side wall.
Originally Posted by sled491
No test, not really sure how one would test. Looking at other boat brands and forums it seems some use 1 inch plumbing, surly one more elbow wouldnt hurt. After the fact, for a test I tought about adding a small clear piece of hose from the last elbow to the vdrive inlet just to watch flow under power. Getting the existing hose cutt ups on the barbs was the hardest part, dang tough hose, used a little lube and vise. :)
Originally Posted by jester