Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
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Re: Getting hoses off
Boat 3, exhaust hose. *##*&** exhaust hose. I think it was 4" diameter, maybe bigger. It was big, it was long.
Step one, enter the coffin that is the cockpit locker lying on your back and of course remove the side panel to get access. The hose could only be described as the size of a boa constrictor that originated at the wet muffler and ended at the stern fitting. It would not come off. Heat, hack saw blades to tear into it, diagonal cutters to cut the spiral wire, more heat, more hack saw blades, one long day. I was much younger then, wouldn't even try it now.
Wrestling a boa constrictor in a coffin.
Good luck "out", rooting for you!