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Old 03-21-2019, 04:36 PM
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I am looking at the expanding hoses as they appear to have been improved a bit from the originals. I thought about using one to flush the outboards while washing down the hull. Just checking to see if anyone has had success with them at the dock. It will make it easier to store the second hose.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:45 PM
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Use a bunch from Amazon. No issues. I got sick of fighting with rubber hoses. The expanders are great. So light and easy to use. Buy longer hoses than you think you need as they’ll lose length if you’re running continuous flow through them. I use 100’ hoses. They’re about 30’ long when no pressure is applied.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:49 PM
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I picked up a pocket hose from Home Depot. I use it a few times a week and it is stowed in the dock box. so far it's good
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Thanks, was hesitant to purchase due to some of the earlier reviews when they first showed up.
Amazon has hundreds.
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I have had several and hate them all. I am back to standard white hose.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:33 PM
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Green one from HD with the yellow plastic fittings have lasted the longest for me.
i have very high pressure at my dock, 7 bucks for a plastic pressure RV pressure regulator and I stopped bursting the flex hoses
I like them. Convenient and easy on finishes

The original blue ones are junk
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I've got a couple of these, they're not expandable but light weight and very easy to handle.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zero-G-5-8-...ose/1000168059
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:39 PM
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I’ve been using a “Zero-G” brand hose, and prefer it to the typical expanding type. It’s constructed more like a fire hose, and stores compactly, but doesn’t shrink like the expanding type. I kept having trouble with the expanding type kinking instead of bending around a corner, a problem I haven’t had with the Zero-G.
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Had good luck with the pocket hose on my washdown. Actually moved it into a small (otherwise useless) compartment, which keeps it out of the sun. 2 years on my current hose and still in great shape.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Gnrphil View Post
I've got a couple of these, they're not expandable but light weight and very easy to handle.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zero-G-5-8-...ose/1000168059
Yep I have one 3 yrs.and still going I like them the best.
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The only hose on amazon with decent reviews seems to be this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MV48FZS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0xeLCbSW2RA44
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That one does look good.
going to buy that one.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:50 PM
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try something like this:
https://www.supplycache.com/products...RoCaZgQAvD_BwE

They're used for mop up hoses for forest fires. Buy once, use it for years.
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any issue with these hoses catching /tearing on wooden docks??
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Originally Posted by sclancy View Post
any issue with these hoses catching /tearing on wooden docks??
that is why i stopped using the expandable hoses. I have torn three of them. I am back to using a rubber hose again
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Pocket hose reviews on Amazon are NOT good.... zero G reviews are decent. I need something that won’t snag on docks and quickly get ruined.....
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I had the as seen on tv one. Liked it, lasted a year before it popped. Then went with the go green on amazon. 50 ft.
https://www.amazon.com/GrowGreen-Expandable-Strongest-Connector-Storage/dp/B07FTRGCXV?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_13&th=1&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/GrowGreen-Expandable-Strongest-Connector-Storage/dp/B07FTRGCXV?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_13&th=1&psc=1
It’s been great so far use it for washing boat, hooking up to pressure washer, washing truck, anything. And yes I leave it on my wood dock all the time. It has held up well. One year so far and looks good. I’ve had green rubber hoses leave marks on my gel coat. I love the expanding hoses
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Old 03-22-2019, 03:00 AM
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I keep one on my boat for flushing and have had several over the past 8 years. I am currently on the metal-fitting pocket hose, but really, they all seem to last 2-3 seasons and then pop a leak somewhere. Still beats a full-sized 50' hose in the boat.
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I've got the 50' version of this guy out on my dock. It's works great. I wrap it around a piling when not in use. I have the 100' version in the front yard for washing the car and such.
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:07 AM
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No tried three different types none lasted never again
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