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Here's another little worry:

I took the strainers out of the weedfilters and noticed that as the bowls are higher than the waterline when I opened the cap and let air in the water level dropped - as it would. before I start the engines do I need to prime the bowl (and put the cap back on quickly) or will the impellor self prime - and be o.k whilst doing so?

Thanks in advance


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If you like, you can turn off the seacocks and refill, then speed won't matter, then screw the tops on and open the cocks. Frankly I wouldn't bother as there will be enough water to self prime.

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Our filters are similar Wayne. Some members swear by priming, but I have never done so after checking the filters and they seem to self prime just fine, even after she was out of the water for a few weeks (and I did intend to prime, just forgot :oops: )

My theory is that if the boat has been sat for a week between uses, the chances are a lot of the water has drained away anyway as it's not a closed system, and I certainly wouldn't expect to have to prime every time I used the boat.

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