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    Posted: 24 February 2022 at 10:31
Good morning everyone,

Has anyone converted their original fuel filters to something like a dual Racor 500 setup? Would that fit in the original space under the floorboard in front of the companionway?

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Lawrence
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Black Diamond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2022 at 16:37
I've looked at this for my 575.   You need to be careful about the height and having to strain the fuel pump.  

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kipwrite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2022 at 14:13
I've also been thinking about this.
The depth of the bilge is apx 17", and the Racor is under 12". 
Also curious if anyone has done this and if pics are available. 


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OK...  it *SEEMS* as if you have a lot more room there than I have in my bilge.    I have the grey water pump and some other things there.   Given its already pumping from this height,  then you should be able to fit a dual racor.    I had one on my last boat and it was really helpful when water got in the fuel in the middle of a bumpy sail.   Being able to flip a lever and move to a new filter is a lot easier than draining the bowl on something you cannot see in 5-8 foot seas.  


I'd check the dimensions, but to me it seems possible.

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Thanks Rick and Kipwrite for the responses. Since I am quite far away from my boat at the moment the photo you posted is helpful. I'd still have to see if it is not too much of an issue to route the fuel lines around. I would like to mount the exact model that Rick just posted on the starboard/engine side, and a single one on the port/generator side.
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Its a tight squeeze because of the starboard fuel cut off valve, which I suppose could be moved, and you are correct, you'd have to fuss with the fuel lines. 

The genset side is more crowded as shown below.  
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