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Old 02-26-2020, 03:19 AM
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I am replacing the thru-hull fittings on a 22’ SeaCat and have been unable to find similar hoses. I need 1-1/2” ID hose for the scupper and live well/cooler drains and 1” ID hose for the bilge pumps.

The live well/cooler drains are vertical and originally used a while vinyl/plastic pipe with helical reinforcement. I think I found something similar at Great Lakes Skipper as sanitation hose. The other 2 are a black slightly ribbed hose that is relatively rigid but I have had any luck in the 1-1/2” dia. size. Found it in 1-1/8” but that will not work.

Can someone point me in the correct direction where I don’t have to purchase a 50’ roll of the stuff? I need approximately 10’ total of the 1” and 8’ total of the 1-1/2”.
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Originally Posted by Gator97dwb View Post
I am replacing the thru-hull fittings on a 22’ SeaCat and have been unable to find similar hoses. I need 1-1/2” ID hose for the scupper and live well/cooler drains and 1” ID hose for the bilge pumps.

The live well/cooler drains are vertical and originally used a while vinyl/plastic pipe with helical reinforcement. I think I found something similar at Great Lakes Skipper as sanitation hose. The other 2 are a black slightly ribbed hose that is relatively rigid but I have had any luck in the 1-1/2” dia. size. Found it in 1-1/8” but that will not work.

Can someone point me in the correct direction where I don’t have to purchase a 50’ roll of the stuff? I need approximately 10’ total of the 1” and 8’ total of the 1-1/2”.
Any of the marine stores carry this stuff. Jamestown distributors, defender etc...

or any hardware store.
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https://www.marineengineparts.com/

call them, they sell by the foot
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surely there is a local store by you that sells hose by the foot and probably has it sitting right on a shelf ready to be rolled out and cut

1" bilge pump hose doesnt sound right if its for an actual bilge pump, they are usually 3/4",1 1/8 and even larger, but never 1"

if you take all that hose down to someone local they can match it up for you
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can buy hoses tons of places

even west marine!
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boat owners warehouse is where I got mine, they were very helpful and 1/2 of what WM was. dont forget to replace any clamps
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Thank you for the suggestions. The West Marine in my area isn’t easy to get to when they are open and the auto parts store suggestion is laughable. They don’t have anything close. I do appreciate the Jamestown Distributors and Defender suggestion because for some odd reason my searches didn’t return any results for those.
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Agri supply stores usually have a good selection.
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same stuff as trident but half the price

https://www.amazon.com/Sealproof-Flexible-Tubing-Black-Length/dp/B07PR9D1DN/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=pvc+1+1%2F2+hose&qid=1582735647&sr=8-4 https://www.amazon.com/Sealproof-Flexible-Tubing-Black-Length/dp/B07PR9D1DN/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=pvc+1+1%2F2+hose&qid=1582735647&sr=8-4
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that’s the stuff I want! Just not that much of it.
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
surely there is a local store by you that sells hose by the foot and probably has it sitting right on a shelf ready to be rolled out and cut

1" bilge pump hose doesnt sound right if its for an actual bilge pump, they are usually 3/4",1 1/8 and even larger, but never 1"

if you take all that hose down to someone local they can match it up for you
you are correct and thank you mentioning it. I orders the wrong fitting. Doh!
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THIS HOSE!

SHIELDS RUBBER–Series 148 Multi-Purpose Vinyl Hose

Shields Vac Extra Heavy Duty/FDA White multi purpose, extra heavy, smooth walled, vinyl hose for boat and marine sanitation systems. Excellent for critical bilge, drain, scupper line, and potable water fill applications.FDA approved, with low water absorption compounds that resist odor permeation and toilet chemicals. Reinforced with hard vinyl helix. When used below the water line use double clamps and sealing compound. Various internal diameters available. The most widely used hose for all toilet output systems is the 1-1/2 inch inside diameter hose since it has a 4 inch bend radius and 28 VAC rating.
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your area of Florida only has a single west marine store? no locally owned and operated marine supply stores??
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lots of guys sell cut to length hose on ebay
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Goodyear Rubber is where I purchase all of my hose, fuel lines and fittings. Just tell them the application and they will hook you up.
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Fisheries supply. Make sure hose is recommended for thru hull install
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Shields 149 bilge and livewell hose. It IS below waterline rated. Think I bought it from great lakes skipper for about 2.50 per foot. Home depot also sells jacuzzi hose which is basically the same stuff but isn't marine rated and is not as flexible. I'd buy the shields 149.
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Originally Posted by lakemonster1 View Post
Shields 149 bilge and livewell hose. It IS below waterline rated. Think I bought it from great lakes skipper for about 2.50 per foot. Home depot also sells jacuzzi hose which is basically the same stuff but isn't marine rated and is not as flexible. I'd buy the shields 149.

Learned something new, thanks!
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Trident 147/149 would also work
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Originally Posted by Gator97dwb View Post
Thank you for the suggestions. The West Marine in my area isn’t easy to get to when they are open and the auto parts store suggestion is laughable. They don’t have anything close. I do appreciate the Jamestown Distributors and Defender suggestion because for some odd reason my searches didn’t return any results for those.
If your in Lake Mary the WM store is up on Lee Rd they have everything you need. From LM its pretty easy to get to. There is also some marine places in Sanford. What your asking for is pretty common its not hard to locate.

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