My new-to-me O'Day 30 with a 2QM15
, is getting splashed at the end of the month. As part of the refit
, I replaced the 40 year old exhaust
hose. The old stuff was apparently compliant enough to attach to the lift muffler
(2") and the transom fitting (1.5"). The new hose will not compress enough to grab the 1.5" fitting.
Easy enough, I ordered a reducer, which is now in limbo somewhere. The boat
is 3 hours away, and this weekend is really my only chance to start her, have time to fix anything, and still make my launch date.
I'd REALLY like to start the motor
(I've never seen it run) before I launch. Can I wrap the 1.5" transom fitting with something so I can temporarily attach the exhaust
? I just want proof of life- I'm not going to motoring for days :-)