Any idea what this would be for?

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  1. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    We bought our 44DB last Aug/Sept. Today, while changing the belts I found this 1.25” pipe set up in front of one of mine engines. Any idea what it might be used for?

    Thanks,
    Bennett
     

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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Does not look like anything boat worthy.
     
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Could it have been a make-shift handle to make opening/closing seacocks easier? Slip the long pipe over the seacock handle and then you get your whole hand on the short pipe?
     
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  4. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
     
  5. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Am I remembering correctly... this was an older gentleman's boat? Maybe with grip strength problems?
     
  6. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Previous owner let it so you have to try and figure it out.

    Sea Ray would never use galvanized iron pipe on a boat.
     
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  7. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    254
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine E120 radar chart plotter GPS autopilot
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    I’m with lazydaze, probably a cheater for the seacocks. Mine were seized when I bought my 44 took quite the effort to finally free them. I now excercise them whenever I’m in the engine room.
     
  8. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 Express
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin GSD 22 Sounder
    Garm
    454 Crusaders
    Temporary hose adaptor for winterizing. We use similar up North but don't leave them lying in the bilge.
     
  9. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Bennett's boat has never been winterized. It was a Florida boat until he bought it and we don't winterize down here……..we use our boats all year.
     
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  10. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    As Frank states, she has never been winterized. I think Dennis and Rusty are correct in that it was used for the engine sea cocks. When I got the boat, they would not budge. Marina wanted to do a full replacement. With Frank’s advice, I soaked them every weekend with silicone for about 3 weeks and then they moved by hand. I exercise them a couple times/month and no issues. I will recycle the pipe.

    The PO was very meticulous. He was not leaving home without two spares for everything. Including enough oil to change both engines!

    Thanks,
    Bennett
     
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