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LooseMoose
08-15-2013, 06:06 AM
We have to replace the exhaust hoses in our '79 when we pull the boat out in a few weeks. Have heard it's a beast of a job. Any tips from your experience?

thatsmrmastercraft
08-15-2013, 09:41 AM
Remove exhaust manifold risers, attach hose to muffler, attach hose to riser, attach riser to manifold. Oh, and use new riser gaskets, of course.

TRBenj
08-15-2013, 10:09 AM
Use corrugated hose, not just wire reinforced. Dont forget to double clamp each connection.

LooseMoose
08-16-2013, 05:17 AM
Thanks for the input.

JimN
08-16-2013, 06:59 AM
We have to replace the exhaust hoses in our '79 when we pull the boat out in a few weeks. Have heard it's a beast of a job. Any tips from your experience?

All of them? Why- bad overheat? If so, you may have to do some repair to the mufflers and exhaust flanges/flappers.

It shouldn't be too bad- remove the engine cover, rear seat, the panel that conceals the gas tank and remove the tank. This will make winterization easier- you can run the tank to almost empty, add a little fuel stabilizer, run it dry and you won't have to worry about what's in the tank over the Winter. While it's out, you can inspect it, clean it out and check the fuel pickup, filter, etc.

Use a screwdriver or hose removal tool to break the attachment of the hose to the risers, mufflers, etc- the hose removal tool looks like a cotter pin removal tool, but it's longer. They come in an assortment of lengths/angles, etc, but here's one-
http://www.walmart.com/ip/19682018?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227016768495&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=25323774156&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=50563988076&veh=sem