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becclesboating
Oct-15-2011 @ 8:09 PM                           Permalink
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Hi
New to boating this year and need to find the weed filter on a faryman engine to start winterising.
Any ideas where to look?


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I would think that would depend on what sort of boat the engine is installed it. A good start to finding it (or them) is to trace the engine cooling water pipes back from the engine to a hull fitting.

I'm not being funny, but in my Safari, there were two weed filters within inches of each other (ie either side of the keel) under the floorboards behind the centrally mounted engine. In my rear-engined Bounty 30, there is one on the starboard side of the engine bay and another poking up through the floor of a cupboard on the port side of the rear cabin.

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Hi
Its in a siesta 20

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I've just been looking at some photos of such a craft on the Boatshed (was that the one you bought?). I would suggest to have a good look around in the engine bay.

I only ask this 'cos you say you are new to boating - will you recognise the weedfilter if you find it or has someone just told you that you have to find it?

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I know i need to find it as part of the winterising process not sure what i am looking for so if anyone has a picture would be a big help
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hi there ,
basically you need to find something like this around the engine area , or the raw water side
http://www.norfolkmarine.co.uk/shop-online/strainers-body-filter-only-p-9991.html
inside this there should be a filter like this
http://www.norfolkmarine.co.uk/shop-online/nylon-filters-strainers-p-10003.html
this should be checked daily and cleaned free of weeds / leaves,
hope this helps

steve and vicky

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Although it's not shown in the pic, the strainer/filter body will usually have a gate valve (with a little operating wheel) or a ball valve (with a straight handle that you move through 90 degrees) just above the skin fitting. The castellated cover on the top unscrews giving access to the plastic strainer, which just lifts out for cleaning.

The top of the body should be above water level, so it's not necessary to close the valve if you're just cleaning the filter (but be ready to do so the first time, just in case  Smile  )


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