On my Nova Sundeck trawler, I have a stainless steel*connector between the*port engine lift muffler hose**and the exhaust hose that*goes through the aft engine room bulkhead. It has developed pinhole leaks and I need to repair it.*Getting the piece out involves removing the*port engine muffler and the gen set muffler. I do not relish doing this*more than once.
If I get the pinholes*heliarced*I could get another pinhole the next day. Getting a new piece made up would be cost prohibitive.* Can I eliminate the piece altogether and*go with hose through the bulkhead? Can I repair the connector using JB Weld, fiberglass epoxy, etc.? Any thoughts out there?