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Source for good hose clamps...

My new boat is riddles with the regular stainless hose clamps that have the perforations in them for the tightening screw. They look like this:



I would like to replace them all (at least at, near, or under the waterline) with better ones. Something like these perhaps?


Or these:


Anyone have a favorite supplier?

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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

Look for an industrial hosing supply shop in your area. Just down the street from my work I have a place called Connector Specialists in an industrial shop park that sells the style of clamps that you are looking for in all 316 SS and they are cheap. I know this doesn't help you but might give an idea of where to look.
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

The type of clamp you pictured are made by ABA but they are for small fuel lines etc.. For larger clamps AWAB clamps are about the best you will find.

Hamilton Marine stocks them..

AWAB on top:
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

Proper Installation of Double Hose Clamps Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

Med Sailor,, read compass marine article. He uses AWWB as mentioned above in previous comments.
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

I get mine from McMaster-carr.
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

I followed Main Sail's instructions (thanks again for your great articles) when replacing my one (1) thru-hull and I bought these hose clamps from Hamilton Marine.

HOSE CLAMP S/S US SIZ 12 7/8"-1.25" 10/BOX 102619

Box of ten and I only used eight. Should I mail you my extra two?



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The type of clamp you pictured are made by ABA but they are for small fuel lines etc.. For larger clamps AWAB clamps are about the best you will find.

Hamilton Marine stocks them..

AWAB on top:
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

We use the AWAB clamps on my commercial boats. You really crank them down tight without damaging the hose, and they don't pop loose if you over tighten them. Two things I don't like about them is they take more effort to screw in and the hex heads are metric.
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We use the AWAB clamps on my commercial boats. You really crank them down tight without damaging the hose, and they don't pop loose if you over tighten them. Two things I don't like about them is they take more effort to screw in and the hex heads are metric.
The hex heads are 7mm and you can buy an AWAB flexible driver which is a great tool.... Hamilton also has the AWAB Flexible Driver...
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

Just an FYI, the middle clamp posted by the OP is usually called a T-bolt clamp.

Even though they are awesome, they are built for a different task. They are made to take high pressure and are usually found on the charge air side of a Turbo. Although they would work on a boat, I think they would be very cost prohibitive. Not to mention they don't have a lot of adjustment and you need to make sure you get the right clamp for the application.
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Re: Source for good hose clamps...

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The hex heads are 7mm and you can buy an AWAB flexible driver which is a great tool.... Hamilton also has the AWAB Flexible Driver...
And, for those wishing to avoid future bloodshed, a pack of these might be some of the best $ you'll ever spend...

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Awab 125015P Hose Clamp Tail Tips, pack | Redden Marine Supply


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