Raw water intake strainer size

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by seven up, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. seven up
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    seven up Junior Member

    I am looking for recommendations on the seawater intake strainer inlet/outlet size that should be used for my application. 1969 Chevy 327 engine, 4 barrel carter carb rated at 230 horses. The cooling system is raw water. There is a scoop strainer on the bottom of the hull. There is no "south bay strainer" covering the scoop.

    If there is a chart which gives the recommended size of intake strainer for any given application that would also help.

    Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you looking for a strainer that is separate from the through hull fitting?
     
  3. seven up
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    seven up Junior Member

    Yes.

    The engine-room-mounted raw water intake strainers. Is there a recommended intake/outlet size or a chart with recommendations. The units are sold in relation to inlet/outlet pipe size.
     
  4. gonzo
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    They should be the same ID as the water pump intake or next size up.
     

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    seven up Junior Member

    I'll start measuring, and thanks much.
     
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