Well everything is out and assuming Im looking at the hose correctly it is 4 ply. That is 4 strands of material. Needles to say it has held up. I dont have a problem with budget
on this but I would like to put things back together this weekend which means shipping
and down time. As I said I have access to 3 ply American made and most likely free. If its not up for the task then a heavy ply will be used. I also spoke with a outfit and they said come on by if I can find a piece [in the scrap bin] that meets the needs I can have it. The packing box is 1 5/8 at the lip. So the fit is correct Is 3 ply right on the edge?
I do agree in this case that heavier will be better. Just looking for some direction and I do appreciate the input. Just trying to keep the project
moving forward. Im looking forward to getting the boat on the water