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Title: Water filer
Post by: Carl on July 28, 2013, 21:58:43 PM
Has anyone got any photos of their water filter setup in their boat and where the best place to purchase one from?

cheers Carl
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: mohawk on July 28, 2013, 22:11:34 PM
http://www.nzjetboating.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=24759.0 (http://www.nzjetboating.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=24759.0)
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: mohawk on July 28, 2013, 22:17:33 PM
I use one of these . Hard too find in NZ but they have a 20mesh screen and se thru bowl. chea[p too post too  b>
 I don't know how all the guys with irrigation filters can tell if the filters full without pulling it too bits all the time  ii .
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Carl on July 28, 2013, 22:38:34 PM
I use one of these . Hard too find in NZ but they have a 20mesh screen and se thru bowl. chea[p too post too  b>
 What is I that you use Mohawk? Same as the black one but with a clear bowl?
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: mohawk on July 28, 2013, 22:41:00 PM
oooops , forgot the link  l-l
http://www.marine-products.com/sherwood-sea-water-strainer-1-1-2in-18029.html (http://www.marine-products.com/sherwood-sea-water-strainer-1-1-2in-18029.html)
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Carl on July 29, 2013, 09:00:15 AM
They look ideal! U don't know anyone in nz that has them? Or similar product?
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: mohawk on July 29, 2013, 10:16:36 AM
Na . I got one off TM years ago but couldnt find one in nz when i did the last boat.
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Carl on July 29, 2013, 15:41:16 PM
http://www.generalmarine.co.nz/ (http://www.generalmarine.co.nz/) have these filters you are on about Mohawk. Not sure wat you paid but they around $120 + freight. That's for the 3/4" fittings as I have 3/4" hose from sand trap to my mixer. How course is 20 mesh? Fine enough to stop sand?
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Paul on August 01, 2013, 11:33:42 AM
Isn't the "20 mesh" the number of 'threads per inch'?  So this would be approx 1.25mm on wire-centres.

Prepare to bend over at GMS.  Some good stock (especially hosing), but the last place you go to after exhausting all other options.


You can tell within a couple of seconds when your filter is blocked - the exhaust note changes (less muffled) due to less cooling water.
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Carl on August 01, 2013, 18:13:28 PM
Yea GMS were $132 for filter inc gst and freight where as the Aussies can get one here for $82 inc gst and freight! I told GMS this and they came to the party but the Aussies are still cheaper.
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: mohawk on August 01, 2013, 19:08:15 PM
Get the biggest one and just use Hansen fittings too step it down too 19mm. Its amazing how quick you can fill a small one.
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Sterno on August 03, 2013, 20:33:51 PM
Action Machining spin down filter with clear bowl and stainless filter in a variety of sizes for $42 plus shipping. Has worked very well so far.

http://www.rcworst.com/action-machining-inc-afi-1-0-32-mesh-screen-filter-1-0-inlet-outlet/ (http://www.rcworst.com/action-machining-inc-afi-1-0-32-mesh-screen-filter-1-0-inlet-outlet/)
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Carl on August 25, 2013, 21:16:05 PM
Action Machining spin down filter with clear bowl and stainless filter in a variety of sizes for $42 plus shipping. Has worked very well so far.

http://www.rcworst.com/action-machining-inc-afi-1-0-32-mesh-screen-filter-1-0-inlet-outlet/ (http://www.rcworst.com/action-machining-inc-afi-1-0-32-mesh-screen-filter-1-0-inlet-outlet/)
Sterno did you buy this filter out of the states or locally in nz?
Title: Re: Water filer
Post by: Sterno on September 20, 2013, 08:37:33 AM
Ordered it off the website, think it comes from the Midwestern US. Don't know what the shipping would be to get it over your way.