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Repairing a kinked ballast hose


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I noticed my port side rear plug N play bags fill or drain hose has a massive kink in the hard 1” hose. It needs to be replaced? Do you know where I can purchase new hose and is there a write up on doing this? It’s on a 2015 axis. Is it pretty straight forward? 

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Its coil reinforced marine vinyl hose. It can be sourced at most any place that sells marine parts. it comes in black and clear. The clear can have black, gray, blue or green coils. Its all the same. Find both ends, loosen clamps, remove hose, measure, replace with new section. Just make sure that the routing or length are not the reason for the kink. If so, adjust for it. 

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If it is difficult to remove you can cut it with a razor knife lengthwise at the fitting. If the new hose won't go on the fitting you can warm it up with a heat gun to soften it up. Wakemakers.com actually just posted a video on youtube of a ballast install in their project boat that you may find helpful.

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There was a kink in one of our rear ballast tank lines, looked to just be cut too long. I trimmed it by a few inches and it went away. This was on a new boat though, so if it has been kinked for a while you may need to splice a straight fitting in like @asnowman mentioned or replace the whole line. I'd go the straight fitting route.

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