View Full Version : Outback - Strainer mount location?

Lynn Syndrom
03-29-2012, 08:53 PM
Hello - we have a 2003 Outback...first boat for our family...put 80 hrs on the meter last year and loved every minute!!!

I have learned allot from this site and need to ask for some more help. The boat does not have a water strainer in it now and I have found grass / debris on the screen located in the transmission fluid cooler during mid season maintenance and again at winterization. I plan to purchase the strainer from SKIDIM and install it myself.

Question: Where is the best place to mount this strainer on this boat? Not allot of room in the DD engine compartment, especially aft of the engine.

Thank you

03-31-2012, 03:19 AM

On the back of the engine, Port side, a few feet from the intake scupper.

Lynn Syndrom
03-31-2012, 08:45 AM
Viking - Thanks for the reply and the picture. I get the boat out of storage next week and that is one of the improvements along with a tower mount mirror and some new tires for the boat trailer. After reading here and seeing the pics of trailer damage I am not pushing my luck any further. Tires are original from 2003...I think i'm on borrowed time.

03-31-2012, 09:41 AM
I definitely would. My tires only lasted 3 years. But I tow alot.
You don't want to have to do body work like alot of us :(