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Old 20 July 2004, 09:38   #1
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Raw water pickup of Inboards

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Got a question for the inboard experts, with the Yanmaha hyda drive the water pick up is throught the leg via a little pipe through the transom shield.
I have noticed that with other inboards people are using through hull skin fittings or stand pipes over the transom to pick up the raw water rather than the leg.
Is this a good idea?
Are there any pit falls to these methods?
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Old 20 July 2004, 11:30   #2
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The advantage of picking up water from the drive is that it has a degree of straining to avoid sucking up big gobs of weed, and if it does get clogged you can raise the drive to clear it easily while afloat.
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Old 20 July 2004, 11:39   #3
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Hi Mat
Unfortuatly with the leg fully raised it only just breaks the water surface, I can get to the prop but not a lot else and thats from a tender, else its swim time!
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Old 20 July 2004, 11:50   #4
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I think that a skin fitting with a built in strainer would be able to handle more weed and be easier to get too that one on the leg, on my boat I can clean the filter easily while at sea.
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