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Old 08 February 2016, 01:21   #11
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I think the BSS says it must be a metal bowl. I have looked for the one mentioned on the Tohatsu website but it looks to be available only in the USA. Might be a call to ASAP to see what they have.
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Old 08 February 2016, 03:00   #12
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i got a yamaha one from pacer marine nice and small around 70.
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I think the BSS says it must be a metal bowl. I have looked for the one mentioned on the Tohatsu website but it looks to be available only in the USA. Might be a call to ASAP to see what they have.
BSS? No idea what that means. Commercial certifying agency or something?

As far as filters go, they're all pretty much the same if you equate particle size and flow rate. The Yamaha filters use the same mount as Quicksilver and standard Racor (I think mine uses a 32013 canister; they make equivalents for just about everything.) Pick one that has good local availability for replacement canisters.

Before installing the canister, give it a couple of coats of automotive wax (and if it's not going to be handled/rubbed against/whatever, leave the last coat unbuffed.) Will go a long way in preventing the steel canister from rusting.

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Old 08 February 2016, 12:09   #14
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The BSS is the Boat Safety Certificate. Although the rib will be on the sea mainly, I live on the Broads and it will have some freshwater use. Part of the Broads registration is to have a Boat Safety Certificate every four years.

I can see the sense in making sure replacements filters and spares are available locally. Better than calling the big orange tow-boat...

Great idea with the wax - I can use this on a few other bits too.
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As far as I can recall you can get away with a clear bowl within the BSS rules.

As for the other chap, fit a decent filter/separator with a clear bowl and a drain. The metal ones are a waste of time IMO.
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It might have changed. Three and a bit years ago in Brundall, I had to have the clear bowls changed for metal ones on my other boat, which has a couple of big Perkins HT6354 diesels drawing through them, as it would not have passed the BSS as it stood.

Bit nuts - surely better if you can see water/dirt/diesel bug before it stops at sea...actually it might be different for petrol, thinking about it.

Regardless, the rib has just passed the BSS, so I am good to go for nearly 4 years - I might go for clear and be damned!
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You can use the racor 500 series with clear bowl but you need the one with the aluminium heat shield to stay within the bss rules
I wouldn't fit anything else! you can see any contamination at a moments glance and the cartridges are peanuts 2 10 or 30 micron available depending on what you need
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Old 08 February 2016, 17:20   #18
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Brilliant info, thank you!

Totally agree about being able to see contamination/water/crap before breaking down.
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It might have changed. Three and a bit years ago in Brundall, I had to have the clear bowls changed for metal ones on my other boat, which has a couple of big Perkins HT6354 diesels drawing through them, as it would not have passed the BSS as it stood.

Bit nuts - surely better if you can see water/dirt/diesel bug before it stops at sea...actually it might be different for petrol, thinking about it.

Regardless, the rib has just passed the BSS, so I am good to go for nearly 4 years - I might go for clear and be damned!

How come you need BSS for a RIB?

(I'm just outside Brundall)
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Fitted electrics.
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