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Old 21-10-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Outboard hosing

My cables and hoses form outboard look awful! They are wrapped with tape and the clamp at one end doesnt hold anything and the funny witches hat is split the other end where the steering hoses also feed into it!

Rex marine bezels for o/b kits look to small to cover my original hole in transom by withches hat but im not sure....

Are there any split hoses that work well and witch hat solutions or anything smarter to use..???

If not how much work would it be (lots of hours?) to dis everything and refit it?? would it be engine end i presume?? within the capabilites of the average DIYer???

I also like the idea of putting the steering hoses thru transom seperate

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Old 21-10-2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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You can buy a rigging kit for an Optimax from Barrus, comes with hose and deck fitting, I'll dig out the part number and get a price for you. It's normally a couple of hours work for a diy'er, unless your Chaos, who would take a lifetime!
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http://www.marineelectrics.co.uk/pages/conduit.htm

flexi conduit and deck fittings - much cheaper that "rigging kits"
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flexi conduit and deck fittings - much cheaper that "rigging kits"
I use that in the boat and engine compartment, it's cheap, but really doesn't compare with a genuine rigging hose kit.

Merc rrp 37.56, less 10% boatmad discount
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rex marine do one with shiny bits on
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Old 21-10-2008, 05:26 PM   #6
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but it don't fit an optimax

and it costs $67.04, less 10% boatmad discount, + shipping, duty and vat !!!!!!!!!!!
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Didnt realise the genuine kit was that reasonable - the quote I got from a certain local dealer was a shed load more expensive than that! Still, they (fairweather) wanted £170 for a bottle of merc hi-po oil

Thieving gets!
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It all goes down one side on an Optimax, it would have to be a fecking big vacuum cleaner!
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I use that in the boat and engine compartment, it's cheap, but really doesn't compare with a genuine rigging hose kit.

Merc rrp 37.56, less 10% boatmad discount
got any pics td?
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If i keep it tidy! surely it will be better to re rig the steering hoses?? Can anyone recomend a thru skin fitting.... and hoses?

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Old 21-10-2008, 09:29 PM   #13
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Go to any good electrical outlet even b&q might have it and ask for 32mm black flexible copex. It also comes in 16mm 20mm and 25mm iv'e used it to tidy up all the control gear on fishing boats and many powerboats its perfect looks very tidy and is very cheap.Dont waste your money on the factory stuff its all the same.You can cut any witches tit to fit any size and just cable tie it inside the engine gowling.
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you can get twin tits for steering hoses
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i been single a while now youll have to elaborate!
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It all goes down one side on an Optimax, it would have to be a fecking big vacuum cleaner!
Industrial vacuume cleaner hose like the ones at your local car washthis dosnt meen go and steel them after youve cleaned your car for a couple of quid and free ducting so i am of to clean my car later
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16mm 20mm and 25mm
I'd like to see you get 2 x oil lines, 2 x control cables, 2 x battery cables, 1 x loom & a fuel line up a 25mm dia length of copex!
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is it this?
yeh, cheap ain't it!
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yeh, cheap ain't it!
ill check the bezel will fit my existing one and get back to u! dont suppose u know o/dia of bit that mpounts on transom?
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