- The first two-in-one sea strainer with a built-in flush kit system
- The patent pending two-in-one system gives boat owners the ability to extend the life expectancy of their engine, cleans the entire raw water-cooling circuit and adds protection when operating in lakes with heavy vegetation
- Available to original equipment manufacturers and to consumers as an aftermarket part. Boat builders and consumers can easily and quickly install the technology on almost any inboard marine engine
Indmar Marine Engines engineering team develops a solution for their boat building partners and turns it into a market-winning product. They call it the Strainer Pro, the first sea strainer with a built-in flush kit. The Strainer Pro’s integrated and innovative design enables boat owners to protect their engine from debris and simplifies aquatic invasive species (AIS) flushing and maintenance with one product instead of two. Indmar will debut the all-new Strainer Pro for the first time during the Miami International Boat Show February 11 – 12, 2016 at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin in booth F139.
“When one of our boat building partners came to usbecause the stand alone brand sea strainer was loosing a significant amount of cooling water flow per minute and leaking air because of the design characteristics, I knew our team of talented engineers could build a better solution,” explains Jason Stimmel Vice President of Engineering. “Something we would be proud for our manufacturers to install on our engines or for consumers to install on any inboard marine engine as an aftermarket part.”
As a result, Indmar’s engineering team found that by integrating the two products into one unit not only provided a practicality of use for boat owners but the two-in-one concept offered a space saving design that optimized flow dynamics, reduced potential leak points and water loss and offers a cost-effective solution at the OEM and consumer level.
Let’s take a look at the design and how the Strainer Pro works.
The Strainer Pro’s space saving design optimizes flow dynamics and since there is one integrated unit instead of two, there are fewer potential leak points. Indmar also added an integrated O-ring to improve sealing capabilities and the units straight axial flow design enables water to flow more freely straight through the strainer and reduces flow loss which provides more water to be utilized by the engines cooling system.
Boat builders and consumers can easily and quickly install the technology on almost any inboard marine engine. The inlet fitting can be oriented 360° to best serve the consumers needs.
When it’s time to strain and flush the engine, the patent pending, permanently mounted onboard system flushes the engine easily with just one garden hose connection. The in-line strainer allows for easier basket removal. In addition, the material selection allows for 140° hot water flush for AIS flushing and the clear housing design provides higher visibility and encourages the boat owner in proper usage.
The two-in-one system give’s boat owners the ability to extend the life expectancy of their engine, cleans the entire raw water-cooling circuit and adds protection when operating in lakes with heavy vegetation.
The Strainer Pro is available to Indmar’s boat-building partners and since the Strainer Pro can be oriented 360° and fit’s on almost any inboard marine engine, it is also available to consumers as an aftermarket part.
At the manufacturer level, Indmar’s boat building partners have been able to eliminate parts, which reduces the part numbers that have to be budgeted for, bought and stocked. Their OEM’s have also been able to reduce labor cost for installation. And for the consumer, at aftermarket level, the Strainer Pro has proven to be easier to install (time-savings) and consumers save additional money since they only have to purchase one part instead of two.
One-on-one interviews with engineering executives from Indmar will be available Thursday, February 11 and early Friday, February 12. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one interview, contact Natalie Carrera at [email protected]. For more information on Indmar visit www.indmar.com.
About Indmar Marine Engines
Indmar is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of gasoline powered inboard marine engines. Indmar has a pedigree going back over 40 years in the inboard marine industry and a proud tradition of pointing the way forward. Indmar was the first inboard manufacturer to deliver fuel injection, custom calibrated engines and the first to produce an inboard engine with a catalyzed exhaust; which is now the industry standard. Today, this legendary brand delivers an inimitable mix of unrivaled performance, meticulous craftsmanship and ground breaking innovations – charting a course for others to follow, yet leaving the competition behind. Indmar operates advanced manufacturing facilities in the U.S. with distributing centers in Millington, TN and Merceed,CA. For more information, please visit