View Full Version : Improved 3 inch Vent Hose?

08-06-2004, 10:34 AM
I am preparing to repair some vent hose and install a heater into my boat. I am curious if anybody has found a more durable replacement to the 3” drier vent style hose? I guess I am looking for an affordable source of three inch solid rubber hose.



east tx skier
08-06-2004, 10:51 AM
VTJC, I don't have an answer, but if you have a camera, and wouldn't mind recording the heater install, I, for one, would like to see how to do it. Which heater are you using? Where did you buy it? Thanks!

east tx skier
08-06-2004, 10:52 AM
By the way, which jeep is the ZJ (I'm a former SJ owner).

08-06-2004, 11:03 AM
I am installing a http://www.heatercraft.com 3 output heater and shower. I purchased it from http://www.skidim.com. I will try and do a little write up with photo's.

ZJ is the 93-98 Grand Cherokee.


east tx skier
08-06-2004, 11:13 AM
Cool, can't wait to see it. I thought that was the XJ. I'm out of the jeep loop.

08-06-2004, 11:17 AM

Do you need a heater in your part of the country? I think a heater in my boat would get a work out. It looks like the temp for my early “ski time” Saturday may start out at 48. Brrrrrr. That is unseasonably < (is that a word) cold but if I can do it in Oct/Nov, I guess can do it in Aug

08-06-2004, 11:26 AM
I certainly do it was in the low 50’s when we skied at 7am today. Fortunately water is in the low/mid seventies. Jamie

08-06-2004, 11:32 AM
N VT,:eek: , I'll bet a heater on the boat will come in handy!!

08-06-2004, 11:59 AM
Where in Northern VT? My sister lives in Stowe with a Tristar 190.

east tx skier
08-06-2004, 12:17 PM
Whether I need a heater or not is questionable. I'm still in shorts in October. Wetsuit in November. My wife is a good sport, and will bundle up to drive the boat (she does not like the cold). Just thought it'd be a good way to keep her happy when she drives in March/November.

08-06-2004, 01:40 PM
Being in Southern Ohio, we get a lot of use out of our heater too - especially during our annual New Year's Day run on the Ohio River. But as much as a appreciate the heat, I get more use out of the fan just blowing cooler air on me when it's 90 and 90% humidity. I just turn the valve off on the engine, and it really makes it nice.

east tx skier
08-06-2004, 02:43 PM
I can always be sold on air conditioning! :D