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jtrovato

Help me find this replacement hose

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jtrovato

Was out this morning and noticed the engine never came up to temp. Then noticed the bilge running...open up the hatch and yup, water in the bilge is a couple inches from the floor. Open the engine hatch and see a hose is split and water spraying all over. Luckily we weren't too far from the marina so made it back and got all the water drained out. Can anyone tell me where to get this hose other than a dealer? Does it come pre-formed in the correct size? Wish there was a place to get it today or tomorrow so I don't lose this great weekend. 

 

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tvano

i would not rely on it far from the dock (think wilderness) but keeping a roll of silicone tape (it's self fusing) in the boat is worth considering.

can be applied while wet/under water.  

if not pushing far from the dock i'd even consider seeing if it could save the weekend (qualified with keeping a close eye on the temp gauge and very regular visual on the split realizing that if that engine overheats it can get expensive).

at most hardware or big box stores.

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Rednucleus

Take it to a local auto parts store, see if they can't find something close. The rescue tape idea above is great too - that's amazing stuff and should be in every boat tool box!

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h2oratJR

Ski Dim talk to Vince

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REW
36 minutes ago, formulaben said:

Awww Ben, now I gotta buy 9 rolls. 

:cheers:

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formulaben

Isn't that what this forum is for...helping you spend your money?! :lol:

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jtrovato

Found and ordered the replacement hose on Bakes online. Should be here by Thursday! Need to order some of that tape too, thanks for the link. 

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mountainwheelin

For you or anyone else watching this thread, there is a mercruiser/quicksilver version of this hose that has a drain with a wing plug mounted at the low point. Great addition for tool free quick-drain process I use regularly in the late fall. http://autoplicity.com/9043011-mercuryquicksilver-32-861590a05-circ-pump-hose-305350377?gclid=CMHXkKvAx80CFRSPfgod5QMECg

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jtrovato

So I got the hose in the mail yesterday and went down to the boat and installed it with no issues.  One question though, it came with a metal spring inside the hose.  It went almost the entire length of the hose and had a smaller coil at each end, almost like you see in a AA battery compartment.  I left the spring in the hose when I installed it, but wondering if I should have taken it out?  The hose that came off had no spring in it. 

 

Any ideas on what that spring is for? Is it to help it keep it's shape so the hose doesn't crush?  To stop big chunks of debris from being sucked through the hose? 

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oldjeep

The spring is there to keep the hose from collapsing.  Kind of weird to see one in a marine application since there is no coolant to keep it from rotting.

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jtrovato

After I posted this, I decided to check the Google machine and found lots of info on the spring in the hose, also called a radiator hose coil.  Most topics were related to lower radiator hoses on cars, but the concept seems to be the same.  They are there to prevent the hose from collapsing under vacuum.  So I guess it's good that I left it in there, even though the old one didn't have it. 

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