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  1. #11
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    Sounds all too familiar, Ed. On the plus side after installing my own irrigation system this ballast stuff has been a walk in the park!

  2. #12
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    Dan,

    Can you come to NY an install your valves.

    Joe
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  3. #13
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    Skidim is for sure the best pricing I've seen. Their shipping seemed to take a while, but, being in Eastern Washington, not like I'll be riding this month! I thought their prices were a bit high for the hose barbs, so I didn't order those. I'm sure the Depot or Lowes or ACE or anywhere would have them, and hopefully a bit cheaper.

    I've noticed that they also have a great price on an aftermarket shower too. I think there's been posts on here before about installing the shower, and I'm kicking that idea around. But, it looks like the kit comes with everything necessary, and it's by far the cheapest I've seen so far. Definately keep them in mind for your boating needs!
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  4. #14
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    OK so i just found a great find. The raw water strainers that Skidim sells for $49.95 are made by Sherwood and are nylon (plastic) tops with a clear removable bowl with a 20 mesh 316 stainless screen. In searching around i found out that Mcmaster-Carr sells the Hypro T-line strainers for $28.50 in the 1 1/4" inlet/outlet size. Same thing (size, mesh, material) but over $20 cheaper! Turns out these strainers are used in everything from boats to Ag equipment which is what Hypro makes. I will be ordering one of these! Shown are the Hypro (left) and Sherwood (right) for comparison, both are built identical to include buna-N (nitrile) seals.

    Here's a link to Hypro's Catalog - scroll down to nylon line strainers on page 15
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  5. #15
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    Oh crap! 20 bucks! That's a solid case of beer!! Nice find Razz. There's a reason why Master is in the name!
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    Dan,

    Can you come to NY an install your valves.

    Joe
    Ha! That would be some roadtrip!

    Razz, nice find! I wonder what other marine parts could be had from that same source...

  7. #17
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    Razz........Nice find!
    Are you replacing your existing or why are you buying one? It's a good deal but wondering if a person should swap them out every now and then? Or at least buy the rubber o-ring and replace? Thoughts?
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

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  8. #18
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    No i don't have one so i'm adding it in. Our lakes are deep and clean and i'm never near shore but it doesn't hurt for that price to add it in.

    Brain i noticed a lot of pieces that could be used in a ballast install on Hypro's web catalog.

    Viking the orings are nitrile and don't deterioate like butyl rubber so they should be good for along time. Never hurts to have a spare i guess though.
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  9. #19
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    So here's something i totally missed last night, it looks like Sherwoods strainer is made by Hypro! Check the pick and you'll see Hypro's name right on the blasted label!
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  10. #20
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    So i ordered one of these up on Saturday along with two barbed fittings from McMaster-Carr for $31.26 plus shipping. I'll post pics of the install when i get around to doing it.
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