Originally Posted by koliver
Survey before purchase on my friend's new "cream puff" 1974 GB42 required replacement of the exhaust hoses. Probably 20 ft each side. $6000 job, as the interior cabinetry had to move to permit the replacement.
NO, I didn't see what was wrong with the hoses. Neither did the purchaser.
I am in pretty much the same situation as your friend. The surveyor said something like this:
"See that plastic around the exhaust hose? They haven't done that in YEARS. They are probably the original hose installed when the boat was built (Marine Trader, 1987). You need to replace all those hoses."
I'm looking at $1000 worth of hose so I can replace something that looks just fine to me. My twin engines are located amidships, and there is a long run to the exhaust ports on the transom. It all seems like overkill to me, but that is what went on the final survey report, and that is what the insurance company wants done. Yuck.