Retired and happy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calvert County, MD
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In 40 years of sailing on numerous boats of my own and other people's, I have never experienced a broken clamp or had a hose attached to a thru-hull come off or leak. The secret (IMHO) is in the tightening. Just enough torque to create a seal, but not enough to over stress the clamp. And, of course, make sure that the hose is in good condition. I always use stainless steel clamps, but I have never been fussy about which make I use.
Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?