So here it is, the $28.50 Hypro strainer from McMaster-Carr. It is identical to the $49.95 Sherwood unit from Skidim with the exception of the stainless collars around the inlet/outlet ports. I don't see that being a problem. It is 1 1/4" with a 20/20 mesh stainless screen. Grand total with two poly barbed/npt fitting was $39.13 shipped to Cali including tax.
I'll be putting this on in a few weeks and documenting the install. For those that might wonder why i got straight fittings? On the LSV the inlet hose to the Vdrive loops back to the through hull which leaves a nice long straight section of hose to splice into. No sense getting exotic with installing as i see it.
For scale purposes i place my keys next to the strainer to give an idea.
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Thread: $28.50 Raw Water Strainer
04-08-2010, 12:21 PM #1
$28.50 Raw Water Strainer2007 Mobius LSV
04-08-2010, 12:52 PM #2
Razz, those are identical! I was looking at your photo of the un-branded Hi-pro filter, and it's identical to my Sherwood filter I got from Skidim for twice as much as you paid! I feel 'great' about having those stainless caps though, because, well, they aren't going to do anything but look fancy. I suppose they'd help if you put 150 ft-lbs on the plastic threads when you tightened the bards down... not sure why you'd crank them down so tight to need support, but whatever!
I'm looking forward to your install, since I'll be tackling that project in about a month.08 LSV
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04-08-2010, 12:56 PM #3
Since the system is not under pressure there's no reason to crank them down, all you have to do is create a seal at the fitting. That's the reason i went with poly fitting, they're softer than pvc and will seal simply by hand tightening. And since there's no pressure and the barbs will pretty much seal in the hose you don't need to crank the hose clamps way down either.2007 Mobius LSV
04-08-2010, 03:48 PM #4
Good find! I placed my order today so thanks for the heads up!Dan
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04-08-2010, 03:48 PM #5Senior Member
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ok this strainer is for all the water that comes into the boat?
the water strainer that came factory on mine is just for the ballast system?
04-08-2010, 03:54 PM #62007 Mobius LSV
04-08-2010, 04:00 PM #7
I'll make it easier for those who want to order one;
McMaster-Carr part #9875K519
Clear Bowl, 1 1/4" NPT Female
20 x 20 Mesh Screen
You will also need;
- 2) 1 1/4" barbed/NPT fittings of your choice
2007 Mobius LSV
- 2) Stainless Steel Hose Clamps of your choice
04-08-2010, 07:22 PM #8
Won't the strainer slow down water intake? I mean alot of us on here are getting rid of the ballast strainer for that same reason. But this is me probablly asking a stupid question without doing a little research first. I don't even know if you need a certain amout of water flow for the v drive, nor do I know if this would slow that intake down at all? So I guess instead of doing some research I'll just ask. LOL2005 Moomba XLV, Polk db651 cabin speakers, 12" Kicker Comp, Bullet 6.5" hollow points in Arial Double cans, fosgate amps.
04-08-2010, 07:29 PM #92007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!
Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet
04-08-2010, 07:50 PM #10
Btw these are stock on Supras if i remember and an option on Moombas.2007 Mobius LSV