Best wet exhaust hose?

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What are you guys installing in your boats for longer runs? Say 10’-12’. Vetus, Shields, Trident? Any idea what Commercial boats Use?
Time to replace the old hose.
I might need to get access though a deck plate.
Do the plastic deck plates follow the same sizing as better metal deck plates? Thinking I’d like to add plastic plate and replace with an affordable used aluminum or bronze plate when available.
 
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What are you guys installing in your boats for longer runs? Say 10’-12’. Vetus, Shields, Trident? Any idea what Commercial boats Use?
Time to replace the old hose.
I might need to get access though a deck plate.
Do the plastic deck plates follow the same sizing as better metal deck plates? Thinking I’d like to add plastic plate and replace with an affordable used aluminum or bronze plate when available.
Just call Roses Marine in Gloucester, they will hook you up.
 

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We have been using more of the Shields corrugated series (252- series) has more flex to it for radius turns than the 250-series. We also use the Centek fiberglass exhaust tubing. They have straight 10ft tubes. elbows. 90*s , 45*s 180*s, surge tubes. ect.
 

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Vetus has been the best I've come across. I used a short section of corogated hose for a sweeping bend the straight runs are Trident I think. For straight runs I'd use whatever is cheapest .
 

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Cappy, i think as Parts guy said. For long runs fiberglass exhaust tubing if you can get it in there. The big advantage is it dosn't need as many brackets. No sagging where water can lay in the winter. Another thing is it's less expensive than lets say 10 or 12 ' of Trident.
 

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Thanks for the information. the websites don’t distinguish any notable differences to me. Looking for the toughest affordable solution: best heat, abrasion, mold-mildew, and ease of installation yada yada. Currently attached at bronze through hulls then through two cradles and through one bulkhead between then connecting to a centec short muffler on a cradle running 10-12’ approximately then up hill 4’ to engine.
Can the fiberglass tube just rest on the cradle like the hose? Or does it need to be glasses to cradles?
Access is very limited. Probably going to have to add one or two small deck plates to complete to task and as usual on limited budget but looking for upgrade.
 

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Yes the tube can lay in the cradle. the weight of the hose ends will hold it down. It would also be good to make a surge tube if you don't have one yet.
 
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