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Old 01-12-2010, 01:18 PM
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Default Best Compact Coiled Freshwater Washdown Hose

Who has one they love?

Qualities that are important to me: Maximum UV resistance, non-tarnishing rustproof components, outstanding long lasting hose coiling memory, and minimum overall size when stored.

I'm considering a 25' length hose so I can spray anywhere on or around my 18' center console fishing boat. The water supply connection will be in the gunwale near the transom, probably coming through a small access hole to be made in the stern end of my rod box. Any ideas for an optimal installation based on your experience would be appreciated. I've received a few good ideas from THTers on another freshwater shower thread, but I this is a freshwater washdown specific thread.

Are quick disconnect connections more trouble than they're worth over the long run?

The washdown sprayer head I think I will like based on shopping so far is tubular with 5 adjustable spray settings. The spray pattern is selectable by twisting the circular black plastic end of the tubular handle, and there is a small on/off control lever that you twist on the handle to start and stop the water flow.
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I LOVE my Hose Coils,vertical at the stern,horizontal in the bow.


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Old 01-12-2010, 07:39 PM
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One of the things I like about this forum is the excellent search function:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...solutions.html

The issue is no one seems to use it but me. I have had a bunch of questions answered here and don't think I have ever had to post a new thread to ask one!
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I can't stand those coil hoses. Every boat I get, that is the first thing I throw away. I replace it with a 25 ft Marine white, regular old garden type hose. It lays flat on the deck(somewhat in the gutter) and is just plain nicer. I use it all the time so it needs to be eaisly grabbed, and also left where I last used it.
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From my experience: They're good for washing a little blood off the deck or for when you have to piss in 6' seas... Suck as a hose to wash the boat with.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:26 AM
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Default Risky hose location placement?

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I LOVE my Hose Coils,vertical at the stern,horizontal in the bow.


Thanks billfishnfool for your pics and endorsement based on first hand experience! Your vertical Hosecoil unit looks like exactly what I need. I'm thinking of getting the same one and installing it on the side of my motorwell next to my baitwell tank.

One question: Does the hose come up and out of the enclosure very freely? I'm worried that it might bounce up and out of the housing while underway and end up falling overboard down into the spinning prop, which would not be good! Space inside my gunwales is very limited, and this seemed like the an ideal placement option if not for this risk.
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I can't stand those coil hoses. Every boat I get, that is the first thing I throw away. I replace it with a 25 ft Marine white, regular old garden type hose. It lays flat on the deck(somewhat in the gutter) and is just plain nicer. I use it all the time so it needs to be eaisly grabbed, and also left where I last used it.

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Do you think that you get better water pressure out of the straight hose? I have heard from some people that they feel they have more pressure since the water doesnt have to wind around the coil of the other hose. i just had my coiled hose come apart due to sun exposure, so I am thinking of converting to the straight hose.

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