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Bill - From what I have read, using an old length of certain hoses (like garden hose) is a no-no for chafe protection. It doesn't allow moisture to cool the line running through it when there is chafing occurring. Old fire hose, often being thrown out by local fire departments, is a better hose since it allows for cooling. Or, as you mention, West Marine, Defender and other boating stores sell fabric (not sure of the material) chafe guards.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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