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Jefecinco posted 12-24-2010 07:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jefecinco   Send Email to Jefecinco  
Where did you mount your Racor fuel filter on your 190 Montauk.

Access to the area I favor is limiting, installation there would be difficult and filter servicing would also be a challenge. There has to be a smart way to do this in the bilge area under the motor well.

To further complicate the problem my boat is equipped with the optional live bait well forward of the engine.

Thanks you for your recommendations.

Butch

Ferdinando posted 12-25-2010 09:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Butch:

Mounting a Racor filter is a pc of cake on the 190. I installed mine on the inside of the transom under the rear cover. It's right above the bilge pump. Just mount it high enough so you can replace the filter.

Fred


Jefecinco posted 12-26-2010 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Fred,

Thanks for the tip. There is not a lot of clearance below the Verado cowling but perhaps if I trim it fully in and turn it to the side I can get down there to install and service the Racor. While I'm at it I'll probably install a primer bulb. Primer bulbs are not normally used with Verados but the fuel system float problems caused by ethanol in many slightly older Verados make it a useful device. It can be helpful with fault analysis and to get you home if the dreaded problem develops. The primer bulb advice comes from Glen's Verado Club site.

Butch

GreatBayNH posted 12-26-2010 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I installed mine inside the inspection hatch of the 170. Clean mean and lean.

http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i316/srcbell/2008%20Season%20Prep/ Northstar%20F210%20Install/?action=view¤t=image015.jpg

Jefecinco posted 12-27-2010 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Great,

Your fingers and wrists have to be smaller and more flexible than mine!! That was a nice job of fitting Racor in a limited space while preserving the appearance of your Montauk.

My 190 has a couple of ports similar to yours but due to several factors, including easy access to a primer bulb, I believe I'll try Fred's recommendation.

Thanks for the tip and the excellent photos.

Butch

Ferdinando posted 12-27-2010 03:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
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jimh posted 12-28-2010 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
GreatBayNH--Thanks for posting those photographs on the internet so that all can see them. They clearly show the method you used to mount your RACOR filter in the transom area of your Boston Whaler 190 MONTAUK. I think your location was very interesting.

How do you plan to change the filter without spilling any gasoline?

gbcbu posted 12-29-2010 06:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
Very carefully :)
GreatBayNH posted 12-31-2010 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
JimH,
I should clarify it is an OEM Mercury filter that I have installed on a Boston Whaler Montauk 170. There is room for a Racor filter with water reservoir however I have been replacing the Mercury filter annually with little complaint from my wallet.

When I change the filter I simply put the bottom quarter of a plastic gallon milk jug under the filter to catch any gas that may want to spill into the bilge. It folds/flexes nicely to exit the service hatch.

-Seth

gbcbu posted 01-08-2011 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
Great solution GBNH

lex parsimoniae

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