WESMAC 46 BUILD IS NOW OFFICIALLY UNDER WAY

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  1. offshore27ns

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    Couple Monday teasers
     

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    I'm surprised to see the vinyl hose and no PEX tubing for the fresh water supply. Is there a reason? I do like each of them for different reasons and have both types on the boat. What is the bronze fixture the exhaust hose is attached to? Thx, looks good.
     
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    I am going to guess it is a port to get exhaust back pressure reading.
     
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    I think what you are looking at is a sea strainer
     
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    No, I think he is looking to the far right on the second pic. A bronze fitting with a silver colored cap on it.
     
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    Yes. I see that now. Agree
     
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    I would take that vinyl hose over the pex any day myself. Very serviceable and you can see through it plus no fittings is cheaper and less likely to leak. It’s available anywhere too.

    We pipe houses with pex every day dont get me wrong its good stuff but not on my boat.
     
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    I'm looking at the 4th picture from the top. The one with the black and yellow vetus exhaust hose. I thought it was a sea strainer. Looks like it has a clear plastic cap but I can't see a bowl. Maybe the exhaust hose is being used as a sea water supply? IDK.
     

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    Yup, looks like 3" Vetus exhaust hose being used for R/W intake. Best Damn hose on the market. There is some plumbing still needing finishing touches by looks real nice.
     
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    The bronze fitting appears, for the most part, to be a Groco ARG strainer. The bowl is clear, but does stand out from the white around it. The mount is attached to a metal plate, that is attached to the engine stringer. You can see the other mount on the inboard side. ARG strainers now come with a plastic cap. Not sure what the angled bronze piece is, that is past the strainer but before the bulkhead.
     
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    I see it now, thought they were marks on the bulkhead. I'm very curious what this is for.....
     
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    R/W intake for the engine. Or am I being Capt. Obvious.
     
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    I really don’t know. Never seen exhaust hose used like that and the fitting on the other end looks like it angles up. If I’d have to guess, I’d agree with you.
     
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    Yup, its the new Cat C12.9 @ 1000hp she demands lots of water. I have used that Vetus hose in the same way on past repowers. It is great hose to work with. Those Groco strainers are another go to item for me to. For a service tech it is nice to see an accomplished builder like Steve Wessel using the same products I use.
     
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    Slight thread drift, Groco hull strainers vs inside Groco ARG strainers. What do people think? Hull strainers are fairly new to me, but I like the idea. However there is more hull drag with external strainers.

    The only hull strainer I have seen installed is on an Henriques down east boat. On the west coast all I ever see are internal strainers.
     
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    Both here, hull strainers are used to keep eels grass and other stuff like that out of the inline strainers that will fill up quickly. They do stop most junk from ever entering the system though.
     
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    I prefer internal. I can clean it without hauling the boat. It also provides an easy way of winterizing.
     
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    Door is open. May have her outside this week
     

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    What kind of deck hatches are those? Boat looks great.
     

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