"Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning AC Strainers on Your Boat: A Guide by At the Helm Training"

Steps on how to properly clean AC strainers on a boat:
  1. Turn off the power supply to the air conditioning unit before starting the cleaning process.
  2. Locate the strainer and remove it from the unit. The strainer can usually be found near the water pump or inside the AC unit itself.

  3. Remove any debris from the strainer, such as leaves, dirt, or other debris, using a soft brush or cloth.

  4. Rinse the strainer with water to remove any remaining debris or dirt.

  5. Inspect the strainer for any cracks or damage. If the strainer is damaged, it should be replaced.

  6. Dry the strainer thoroughly before reinstalling it in the AC unit.

  7. Reinstall the strainer in the AC unit and turn the power supply back on.

It is important to regularly clean the AC strainer to ensure the proper functioning of the air conditioning unit and to prevent any damage to the unit or the boat's electrical system. Cleaning the strainer is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily with the right tools.

Disclaimer: Boats are configured differently and the procedures for cleaning AC strainers may vary from vessel to vessel. Before attempting to clean your AC strainer, we advise you to consult with a licensed captain for the specific instructions for your boat. At the Helm Training is committed to promoting safe boating practices, and our courses provide comprehensive training for all aspects of boating, including the proper maintenance of your vessel. If you're looking to expand your boating knowledge, we encourage you to sign up for one of our courses today.