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Old 14-02-2018, 13:03   #1
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Silly Exhaust Trick

I got tired of the greasy stern I would get from motoring. I donít believe itís oil, I think it a byproduct of a smoky Yanmar. Anyway my exhaust has an external flange that I have now installed a short piece of fire hose that I have a lot of for line chafing protection.
I think it will work, I have shortened the hose a bit since the picture as the only concern I could see is back pressure.
Anyway the hose since it has been rolled likely for decades is flat, in the picture itís installed flat, I have shortened it and rotated it 90 degrees so it doesnít lay flat anymore.
I think this will work, has anyone done something similar?Click image for larger version

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Old 14-02-2018, 13:13   #2
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I got tired of the greasy stern I would get from motoring. I donít believe itís oil, I think it a byproduct of a smoky Yanmar. Anyway my exhaust has an external flange that I have now installed a short piece of fire hose that I have a lot of for line chafing protection.
I think it will work, I have shortened the hose a bit since the picture as the only concern I could see is back pressure.
Anyway the hose since it has been rolled likely for decades is flat, in the picture itís installed flat, I have shortened it and rotated it 90 degrees so it doesnít lay flat anymore.
I think this will work, has anyone done something similar?Attachment 164170
it is beautiful I can't stop laughing imagining that stuff on each side of my cat
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Old 14-02-2018, 13:44   #3
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@A64, yes, you are not the only one. We have used--at different times--a short piece of exhaust hose cut on an angle so the water and exhaust gases would go down, and a copper plumbing elbow, to do it. Still, if motoring or motor-sailing downwind, you will get some soot and oil, after all, we're burning diesel. Just plain detergent and hot water will take it off.

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It takes soft scrub to get it off on mine for whatever reason, that and soft sponge. Likely cause the Gel coat is old and therefore Iím sure porous
It just looks nasty and dirty, makes it look as if the motor is burning oil, which it really isnít, or not much anyway. If this works, then itís worth it to me, even if it looks silly, which it does.
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My Cape Dory is a 1982 and I'm sure it's porous in places. I use High Gloss Finish Restorer With No Wax - NewGlass2 and the diesel exaust just "wipes off". I stopped waxing the hull when I started using this stuff.
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Re: Silly Exhaust Trick

I've been thinking about doing the same for my generator exhaust line.

The hose isn't in the water and water tight is it (silphon back down to engine)?
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Great idea!! Leave the fire hose flat & you have a one way joker check valve that can't back flood.
Lots of wax will help reduce staining even on porous gel coat.
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I've been thinking about doing the same for my generator exhaust line.

The hose isn't in the water and water tight is it (silphon back down to engine)?


It was yes, however itís now rotated 90 degrees so it doesnít droop and is out of the water. It curls to the side as opposed to dropping down. Being fire hose it was rolled flat forever and is creased that way. It has to be flexible though cause of the dinghy when itís hanging in the davits.
However even with it in the water, my exhaust would hold literally gallons of water before being an issue, but your right, if it sucked enough water, it would wreak havoc with the engine, likely thousands of dollars damage, or completely trash the motor. Drilling a 1/4Ē hole in the hose right where it connects ought to be a siphon break and wonít leak enough gas to matter.

I had thought using a piece of PVC pipe to insert inside of the generator exhaust and ducting it just under the water to help quieten it, but have done nothing yet. I wonít leave Vero until end of the month cause I wonít get my dinghy chaps until then so it will be awhile before it gets used, but it ought to work, I donít think it will cause much back pressure, that is the issue I think.
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Lots of wax will help reduce staining even on porous gel coat.
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It would, I Left my polisher in storage though, and I have been lazy about keeping up appearances, been bogged down with upgrades.
I should get some Collinite and wax it, probably will.
Iíve been leery of Gel coat restorers though, cause I have seen that some were nightmares to remove when they need to be.
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A64,

Try PolyGlow. It worked well for us on our first Insatiable. Just follow the directions. It was not hard, nor particularly labor intensive.

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Try PolyGlow. It worked well for us on our first Insatiable. Just follow the directions. It was not hard, nor particularly labor intensive.

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Stuff does clean off the polyglo much better than wax. I have polyglo on the side of my boat (where the generator exhaust is) and wax on the stern. The stern is collecting a lot more soot from the generator and doesn't clean off with a magic eraser etc.
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