Now here’s a new wrinkle! You’ve seen duplex and even triplex fuel/water separators? Here’s a duplex sea strainer from Perko. Let’s say you need to run nonstop for several hours on a given day but halfway along your sea strainer basket gets clogged. No problem—you simply pull ’er back, go down to the engine room, switch over to the other side of this duplex unit (the side with the clean basket, of course) and deal with the clogged basket later on, when you’re in port or on the hook. Works off an existing through-hull fitting—no extra through-hull required.
When you think about your next boat, you should probably think about the big picture before you get too crazy. Like, where are you going to tie up your new boat? Sightlines columnist Michael Peters laments the latest trend in the real estate market.
See what he’s got to say here. ▶