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vanamp

Other Source for 1 1/8" ballast hose

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vanamp

I am in need of some additional 1 1/8" ballast hose but wakemakers shipping will take a little too long (the shipping upgrades start at $30+ to get it here quicker)for me to complete my project in time for the long weekend.  Is there any other source for this stuff?  I already have some of the clear installed so I would like it to match that but its not a deal breaker if it is the black stuff.  This kind of looks like the stuff but not smooth on the outside??:

http://greatlakesskipper.com/mpi-141-1180-corrugated-1-1-8-inch-id-black-clear-pvc-boat-bilge-vac-hose-ft

Anyone know of any other sources for this stuff

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MLA

Nah, you dont want that type. Only last 3-4 season depending on temp extremes. You want a hose that has the ribs totally encapsulated in the vinyl. Much stronger and last longer. 

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minnmarker

I found a source when putting my balast system in - but it's on my work computer. Will post Tues if you haven't found something by then. Industial tubing supplier. Same stuff Bakes and Wake Makers sells, just bigger.

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Technicallyabu

If you are running aerators you dont specifically need ballast hose. Any hose shop should be able to help you out. Silicone radiator hose is nice to work.

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MLA

Vacuum from an impeller pump is only part of it. Anything other than a coil reinforced hose (and flex-pvc which aint really hose) will collapse in a tight bend. Both aerator and impeller systems will have tight bends. Non coil reinforced hose will collapse in hot temps, regardless of pump type used.  

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kx250frider617

I found all mine from a local marine store. It's the exact same as the factory ballast hose. They were also way cheaper. 

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vanamp

Ok thanks, I'll check around locally and see what I can come up with. 

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