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Local Contractor to Replace Exhaust Hose

The time has come to replace my boat's engine exhaust hose this winter or next spring. I'd like to hire this project out (or at least hire a hand to help me) as I have no interest in getting myself deep down into the lazarettes to pull the old hose and feed the new. Ideally this would be done by someone who could come to my location in Edgemere. I don't need an experienced diesel mechanic's skills or rates, I just need someone who's comfortable doing somewhat dirty work in small spaces. Do any Chesapeake sailors have any suggestions of who might be able to help me out?
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Re: Local Contractor to Replace Exhaust Hose

Sounds like you just need a handyman. Check craigslist or try that new Takl app I keep seeing advertised.

Exhaust hose is hard to wrestle period. Doing so in cold temps is nearly masochistic. Personally, Id cut it into sections, wherever I could, but even that is hard.


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Re: Local Contractor to Replace Exhaust Hose

I believeI did this project and it was not terribly difficult. The hose is stiff of course. You need to remove all ties if there are any, get it off what it's connected to a both ends and pull it. Of course it depends on how your hose is run. You could also use a halyard on a winch to pull it. You can cut it into pieces... but it's wire reinforced so it will take a hack saw or robust wire cutters.

Inserting the new hose should be a bit easier. But making the connections at the thru hull can be awkward to reach to saw the least.

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