Thanks gord. I have seen that pic of yours in another thread.
The problem for me is its a center cockpit
boat. Currently the exhause hose goes to the waterlift, then up and around the engine space which is 5 feet high, then out the engine space, between a bulkhead between the aft head
and the galley
, along the top of the fridge countertop, then a 90 deg turn and down the port side to the transome where it makes a 45 bend and then out. there are 6 bends in the long run of 2" hose. 2 of them are 90 deg elbows. the rest are 45 to maybe 75 deg bends.
As Nick pointed out, that is a long run.
But then as Chief Engineer pointed out.... in his thread about
Why Do Owners Insist on Changing Things on a Boat?
Using water tanks for fuel
Re-routing/changing exhaust lines
My (late) mentor told me...never-ever deviate from an original installation unless you are ready to assume the liability.
but here is a situation where the builder
did a poor job of it. As I found when I started pulling apart the bulkhead where the exhaust hose went. I has been leaking for years it seems. And yeah the back pressure must be significant.
I am going to see it it can be routed straight under the stateroom sole where the bilge
hose currently go. I might be able to do that.
But there is no way to put it out both sides of the boat unless I go back to the transom area, and what would be the point ??