Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2016, 10:45   #76
Wayfaring Mariner
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 3,998
Images: 5
Re: Anyone Using this Hose?

I got them for my boat, haven't had a chance to use them much but like them so far, got the ones with the brass fittings and shut off valves.

" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 11:32   #77
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Holman & Pye Red Admiral 36
Posts: 425
Re: Anyone Using this Hose?

We had the version that rolled up on a reel and was very thin.

The problem was you need good water pressure to get them to "inflate".

We were at the marine in Bonaire years ago trying to fill our water tanks with it and no water came out. The collapsed hose pinched off the very low water pressure flow.

We then switched to our non-collapsing Swan garden hose and got water flow to fill the tanks.


If you are a long way out on the dock, don't expect very good water flow.

If it is summer time and there is little water flow, walk the dock to make sure that kids don't have all the taps turned on to squirt water at each other. You will have no water flow if that is happening!

Doug Brown

Doug Brown is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiator Hose used as Stuffing Box Hose johnsgj Engines and Propulsion Systems 35 13-01-2015 23:03
For Sale: Shields 1-1/8 hose Bilge Hose and Thru-hull vacblastremoval Classifieds Archive 5 12-04-2014 06:07
Hydraulic Hose - Copper Tube versus Hose AllezCat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 42 14-04-2012 21:14
Forty Year-Old Aeroquip-Style Screw on Hose Ends Work on New Hose sdowney717 Engines and Propulsion Systems 0 10-11-2011 08:14
US hose on metric hose barb coot Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 04-03-2006 19:22

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:55.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.