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I need to change my raw water intake hoses. I suspect they're 20+ years old and only luck is keeping them from bursting.

I'll have to snake one hose through some tight areas to get from the sea strainer to the water pump. Does anybody have advice on the best way to do this? Is there a good method of attaching the old hose to the new one and I just pull it through?

I was thinking to drill holes through the ends of both the new and old hoses (I would cut off the drilled portion of the new hose after it reaches its destination). I would sew them together with strong sail thread through the drilled holes. After that, I would strongly tape the hoses together. This might be enough for me to pull the hoses through the tight areas.

Is there a better way to do this?


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May help to leave new hose out in direct sunlight for a while
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Re: Snake raw water intake hose through a tight area.

I tape a mouse into the inside of the pipe to be removed, then pull out the old pipe and the run the mouse fall through the new pipe. This helps is go around some corners. I do it for my sanitation hoses.

But your way might work too.

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When i changed long runs of water hose i just taped them.
It was a matter of pull, push, pull, push....lil bit at a time
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A little KY can help too. Not joking.

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That and a heat gun will allow you to push on the larger hoses
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Teflon spray works for me


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Thank you for the replies.

Very useful.
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Re: Snake raw water intake hose through a tight area.

All the above are great suggestions. I like the one with the string. In the past I would put the old and the new together with a barbed straight coupling and then tape over the joint. I have found with old water lines that were installed during construction that they are held in with plastic wire ties/ clamps so the tube doesn't slide through very easily.
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Re: Snake raw water intake hose through a tight area.

If the route for the hose is so long & twisty could it possibly be time to rethink the location of everything?

I've always been under the impression that a raw water intake, strainer and seawater valve should be pretty close to the engine.
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