Best marine hose (wash down/drinkin)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skuza, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Blaster has a good point. If you are using a well flushed hose, not much to worry about as in your yard work, presumably it has been running a while. On the other hand a hose set up on your boat has water that sits in the hose soaking in the toxic chemicals the hose was made of.

    It is not an even constant, but rather when the water sits in the hose.

    MM
     
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    My supposition is the food grade hoses, made of less toxic materials are not able to withstand UV as well as hoses with heavy metals.

    MM
     
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I have had that issue and had to call corporate to tell the manager to do the right thing. Glad I do not have to deal with WM much anymore.

    MM
     
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I use a white hose from WM for water into the tank or for a fresh water dock connect.

    Just recently went to the collapsible hose shown by @CliffA for washing the boat. I am with Cliff, I will never go back to a non collapsible hose for washing - even if I have to replace every year. I have a 5 gallon bucket in the lazerette, contains hose, jug of salt away, standard spray nozzle, saltaway sprayer, and couple of rags. Grab that bucket I have what I need for washdown. If I want to use a brush, I toss it in the bucket and carry the pole.
     
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  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s

    Same here...fill tank with white hose and have white hose for dock water...

    Collapsible all the way for wash down. Have a 100' collapasible that makes it easy...

    Bennett
     
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  6. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    We do exacly the same. I constantly turn my tank over, and any drinkables are made with bottled water.

    I find the smaller 25' hoses are way more manageable to coil. I have 3 that are wrapped with velcro, neatly in the trunk.
     
  7. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    One thing I didn't mention in my post from way back when is that I never leave the boat connected to the fresh water on the dock. I use the water from the tanks and follow a strict regimen when filling them:

    In the spring, before I fill the tanks, I add a couple of cups of bleach to the tank then put in about 15-20 gallons of water. I turn the pump on and run water out each faucet (cold only) until I can smell the bleach.

    I let that sit for a day or two then run all the bleach-water mix out through the faucets until the tank is empty.

    Then when I'm ready to fill the water tank (200 gallons of fresh) I first flush out the white hose for a few minutes then hook it to a filter that cleans the water and removes any taste before it goes into the tank.

    As the tank is filling I turn on the pump and run each faucet until I get no more bleach smell.

    I've never had a problem with stinky or bad tasting water by following this procedure.
     
  9. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I second the collapsible hose with plastic reel, works decent for me
     
  10. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Drop in a small spoon or few of white vinegar as well
     
  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Good idea. Thanks. We have some on the boat so it's easy to get.
     
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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  13. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Mike, Do you drink airline coffee when you fly? Just saying ......lol
     
  14. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    No, but not sure I want to ask why, but why? LOL

    MM
     
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  15. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I'm not sayin a word brother!!! LOL
     
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  16. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    Just a FYI:

    How do I disinfect a storage tank?

    To disinfect a storage tank or other large volume of water, thoroughly mix non-scented NSF-approved household bleach (5.25% chlorine) in the reservoir at the ratio of 1 gallon of bleach for every 1,000 gallons of water (i.e., 1 quart for every 250 gallons of water). This will give a chlorine concentration of 50 ppm. Add bleach directly to the storage tank at the same time you are disinfecting the well. Let the storage tank drain into the distribution system. After sitting 12 to 24 hours, drain the storage tank through a drain valve or through the distribution system.
     
  17. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    First time I had the collapsible hose out, turned the water off at the valve. Unscrewed the hose. Water ran out for a while - it self drained. Course I was kinda unnerved when I saw what coming out with neither end connect to anything :)
     
  18. Rocket

    Rocket Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    595
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Ouch... $120?? for a hose.... it better have sparkling water come out of it :)
     
  20. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I want the yellow one and beer better come out of it.

    But I did see it as a factory blem at 80% off. The blem is pizz comes out instead of beer...

    MM
     
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