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    We have a 1999 CC28' with volvo 8.1s. Is there a cleanable sea strainer on the inside of the boat. I briefly looked for it this weekend but it wasn't readily visible to me. If there is one where is it? If there isn't one should there be one installed?

  • #2
    There should always be a raw water strainer on a inboard. It is usually located at the raw water through hull with a shutoff on the bottom and a clear round site glass above. You should be able to unscrew the top and remove a screen that catches the grass.

    I don't own a 28 so I cant tell you exactly where it is located. It is usually right behind the engines and should be very accessable.

    This should be what it looks like.
    http://www.groco.net/images/strainer...iners-BVS.html
    Life is to short for an ugly boat

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    • #3
      Careful

      The newer 28's are coming w/ an external scoop which has the grass strainer on the outside; the old internal strainer is no longer being installed.

      As part of my repower my strainers get updated to the external model.

      The scoop will catch the grass and stop it from entering and anything smaller can go through the system w/out a problem.

      FWIW - each year in August when we get krill blooms up here i find my internal strainers to be jammed with krill at the end of an offshore trip.

      The whole wire cage would have a thin layer and the side to which the outflow went would have them spread as thick as jam on a piece of toast.

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      • #4
        Sea strainers

        Backman,

        How do you clean your external sea strainers? I have a 2000 25 and I give them a good cleaning in the begging on the season and they hold up pretty good untill my 100 hour service. I fish out of New Jersey. I beleive these type of strainers are called eel grass strainers.


        Wayne

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        • #5
          I don't know if I like that idea of eliminating the internal strainer. In NJ we have a lot of eel grass that gets through the fine diesel strainer on the outside and gets caught in the internal screen. Still a lot gets past that and gets stuck in the gear cooler.

          This stuff will get past anything.
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          • #6
            Sea Strainers

            I have the Groco's installed on my boat. You will be surprised in the amount of **** that gets caught in this thing. They are very easy to clean out.

            John
            2003 28 Carolina Classic Volvo 300 diesels

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            • #7
              Larry is right.

              No seastrainers on my 04 CC28 with the KAMD300's. Just a screen over the pickups. I spoke with Mac about this last year and he gave me the explanation Backman discussed above.

              Seems to work just fine.
              Steve on Reel Screamer
              2004 Carolina Classic 28

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              • #8
                Screens

                I also have the screens but alot of junk gets into my strainers also. Really depends on where you are. Here in Forked River NJ, the eel grass is thick back in the lagoons where my dock is.
                2003 28 Carolina Classic Volvo 300 diesels

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                • #9
                  On the external strainers, it depends on the kind you have. Some have only large slots, while others have a fine stainless screen with small holes in it. In 700 hours with the later type of external scoop/strainer I have had absolutely nothing in my internal strainer and have removed the internal strainer. PS - not a Carolina Classic, but same principal applies.

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                  • #10
                    On my old boat we had the internal strainers with the screen on the outside. On the new CC it only has the outside screen but it is a lot finer than my previous one. Mac has'nt used the internal strainer in a long time I am told. I don't think much of anything will get through the new screen.
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                    • #11
                      On my old boat (28 Sea Vee) I changed over to the "Barnegat Bay Strainers" six years ago and removed a large groco. Never one problem and we have tons of eel grass and now more room in the engine room. Impeller was always in good shape when we did routine replacement.
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                      • #12
                        Engine overheating - Volvo Penta 8.1 --- Help

                        '95 C/C 25' - Coming in from fishing today....4 miles from Chincoteague Inlet we overheated. Saw that there was a replacement impeller on board but had not idea where it went or were to check the water intake. I will admit not being prepared. We were towed in by "Tools of the Trade" out of Chincoteague and assisted by the Coast Guard and Captain Fred Gilman of Reel Time. Boatd US Towing (unlimited coverage paid for) noted that no boats were available. They did call the Coast Guard which in retrospect. we should have called first.

                        Hoiw should I approach my overheating problem tomorrow morning?

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