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Old 05-21-2014, 11:35 AM   #8
LarryM
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Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post
Go to the auto parts store and look on their rack for a car radiator hose with the right inside diameter and preformed bends. Cut the hose to get the bent portion that fits.
Ski is absolutely right. With the exception of the raw water connection to the sea water pump and the exhaust hoses, virtually all marine engines are plumbed with formed, reinforced hoses of automotive quality and construction, and single-clamped to boot! Automotive grade hoses are designed to operate at pressures and temperatures far exceeding anything they will see in service on a pleasure boat engine. The outlet temperature of the raw cooling water should only be warm at most, and under very low pressure. Go get a formed hose at the nearest auto supply, trim it to fit, and you will be just fine.

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