Hi. Nice boat
. What engine
? Is a cast stainless exhaust
available? I ask because a lot of Diesel
engines develop problems because iron rusts to the point of failure. At the water
injection point you have a very hot gas mixing with sea water
and with even the best 316 stainless, itís something you need to keep an eye on. There is a shop in the Miami
area that specializes in exhaust
systems and their web pages have a lot of information.
If the fit is tight, sandpaper it as smooth as possible, boil the hose and liquid soap and fit while very hot. But...and itís a serious but, this technique has a limit because if you stretch the hose too much, cracks will develope at this area. You can break the bond inside the fabric
and rubber construction and weaken the hose significantly. Some people spend a little time trimming the wire nicely and putting a dab of sealer to stop the wire from rusting which pulls the hose apart.
I like tee bolt clamps or 316 euro types. Check for gas leaks
with the engine
running and a tad of bac pressure. Whatever you do, please buy a carbon monoxide detector or two. One for the engine area, one for any sleeping cabin
I remember all too well a young woman who died taking a shower
because of carbon monoxide from a faulty heater
Happy trails to you.
Mark, a manatee who always wears his mask.