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  • Quality of fuel fill/vent hose

    I don't want to go through all the trouble of installing a new tank just to pinch a few dollars on fuel/vent/feed hose, so what is the best quality fuel/vent/feed hose out there.That stuff is expensive,so I want to get right the first time.

    thanks,

    vbmako17

    VBVA.
    1980 Mako17 Standard, 115 Yamaha 2 stroke[br]1981 Mako224 200 johnson 2 stroke Virginia Beach,Va

  • #2
    I bought the marine grade, it is stamped "USCG APPROVED"
    1987 Mako 254, 2013 Evinrude ETEC 175\'s (sold to my buddy)[br]1988 Mako 20, 2008 Yamaha 200HPDI (sold)[br]1984 Mako 17, 2005 Suzuki 115 (sold)[br]1981 Mako 21 (sold)[br]1978 Mako 17 (sold)[br]1986 Mako 260 (sold)[br]1997 Mako 232 (sold)[br]Tampa, Florida

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    • #3
      You want grade A1. Youre right, this is not where you want to skimp....

      Here is an article explaining the grading system.

      http://www.boatus.com/boattech/hose.htm

      I just bought some to replace the aluminum fill tube in my boat. I got mine from Jamestown Distributors b/c it was cheaper per foot, but by the time I paid shipping I could have picked it up local for the same.

      good luck
      Greenwich, NJ[br]1976 22B

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      • #4
        the only hoses to use are certified hoses-it states the hose is certified by the coast guard and the date of manufactur of that hose-fill hose vent and fuel feed line need to be fuel/vapor hosing.there are different fuel feed lines above deck and below deck - they are what they say they are.be sure to use the best quality you can find

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        • #5
          I'm familiar with the coast guard approved and color codes of differen't grades such as red being fuel/fill and standards sae J1527,I guess I was looking for more opinions on brands such as LAWRENCE,Flex-ACOR,MPI or any other brands.Ease of use ,OR maybe a personal liking twords a particular brand.Why would one be better than the other? Or does it even matter? Boaters World carrys Lawrence, and I don't even care what Pest I mean West Marine carries.

          thanks,

          vbmako17

          VBVA.
          1980 Mako17 Standard, 115 Yamaha 2 stroke[br]1981 Mako224 200 johnson 2 stroke Virginia Beach,Va

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