, everyone. All of my raw water
hose from the hull
to/from pump and into heat exchanger
needs to be replaced. The existing hose appears to be wet exhaust
hose. If my research
is correct, the ABY stipulates wet exhaust
hose for discharge from HX into exhaust mixing elbow
. My question is whether or not "wet exhaust" grade hose is needed or recommended between raw water
intake and HX. As ya'll know, wet exhaust hose ain't cheap
(~$10/ft). I don't mind the cost if that is what is needed; however, I don't want to arbitrarily burn money
for a system that is over engineered if I can help it.
Is wet exhaust hose the standard or is there a recommended alternative that is more reasonably priced but won't keep me up at night?
For reference, I have a Universal M3-20b that is freshwater cooled. The Parts
manual only specifies 5/8" hose (Westerbeke part # 299823).