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Old 04-14-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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Hi All

Considering fitting a Filter Boss unit to my engine.

I am wondering who if any have used one and what do they think.

My engine compartment is good but changing filters at sea doesnt appeal to me a whole lot.

Open to opinions or suggestions.


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Old 04-14-2010, 06:30 AM   #2
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Man, those aren't cheap

If you've got two filters plumbed in parallel and a vacuum gauge, you've pretty much got it covered without the expense of a Filter Boss. I suppose the Filter Boss main attraction may be fuel polishing...but, you can add a cheap automotive fuel pump and some line to allow you to bypass your engine and use one of your filters (and perhaps add a water separator like those made by RCI) to do fuel polishing. Anyway you look at it, the Boss is costly compared to just putting something together yourself.

We can do fuel polishing via an RCI but not through our regular fuel filters. We do NOT have two (paper) filters in parallel but we also have brand new fuel tanks...
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