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Quick-N-Dirty versus Right Way
The right way is to replace the 6 ft or so hose from the muffler to the exhaust port in the stern of the boat. It is not difficult, but will require you (or your hubby) some belly and back time to get the hose off.
If you need to limp into port somewhere or must have it working until you can fix it properly, you can tightly wrap Duct Tape around the hose over the crack. If done right, it will significantly slow the water flow into the boat, but probably not eliminate it. However, if you can wrap tape around the hose, you should be able to replace it.
Can't help on the access port stuff for your particular boat, but you should be able to get to the stern end of the hose through the transom locker/lazerette and the muffler end in the same area as the stuffing box.
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