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    Just wondering what some of you have spent pluming your boats ? Or what the average cost of pluming a jet is if any one knows ? an and stainless / push lock at minimum
    (GN7)Just a simple waste of perfectly good sour mash. If you need a fuel, use something that will poison you, not something that makes you buzzed.

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    Just go buy the stuff, preferably in multiple trips. Don't keep track or even try to estimate how much you will spend. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

    Really though, having done a steel braided deal for about 1300, next time ill go push-loc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Just go buy the stuff, preferably in multiple trips. Don't keep track or even try to estimate how much you will spend. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

    Really though, having done a steel braided deal for about 1300, next time ill go push-loc.
    hahaha that's nice i hear ya , wish i could go with the multipul trip thanks Brendellajet i like the push-loc also
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    I did the push-loc on my first boat a few years back. It was pretty cheap. I went with the Jegs brand I believe because they had it in yellow to match the boat. Installation was a breeze.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Just go buy the stuff, preferably in multiple trips. Don't keep track or even try to estimate how much you will spend. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

    Really though, having done a steel braided deal for about 1300, next time ill go push-loc.
    You aint kidding about the multiple trips!
    Even if you make a list of every thing You need, you will still forget something 20 times over. I think I was at the speed shop every other day getting fittings and if You need fittings with any kind of angle to it, Forgetaboutit, $20 minnimum and ss -10 line @ $11-$12 bucks a foot.
    Every hose and fitting in My rig is ss braided and anodized an fittings. I would guess I have well over a grand tied up in the plumbing...But it sure looks purdy

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    What blows is the red and blue annodize does not last. 40 hours on my gear and the fittings are faded, some worse than others.
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    I have done several boats, let me tell you doing a twin turbo sucks and twice the money as a naturally aspirated deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    What blows is the red and blue annodize does not last. 40 hours on my gear and the fittings are faded, some worse than others.
    XRP takes much longer to fade than the import and cheaper domestic stuff. Much better hose end quality also imo. I've sold and installed XRP ends (formerly Keith Black) for 30 years now and have also worked with all the other brands. There is a difference. I was one of KB's first distributors. All XRP stuff is made right here in So Cal too and not imported and rebranded. Weather you get it from me or someone else, strongly consider the XRP brand fittings.

    ugly duck, Price is hard to nail without scoping out the boat. A lot depends on each boat's particular equipment and rigging. $1000 and up would be good ballpark for SS, less for pushlock depending on style of pushlock. Brass with black hose being the cheapest route, better hose and fittings cost more. Changing a couple fittings from straight to angle can cost you 30-40 bucks real quick sometimes. Every boat is different.

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    When you consider how low most of the pressures are, it makes no sense to use SS braided hose in a boat. (OK, I used it too...)

    Listening to some old timers not too long ago, I learned this all got started in the fifties when there was a crap load of military surplus SS hose from WWII air planes. Guys could plumb their boat for next to nothing. IT WAS CHEAP! Somewhere along the line we decided we just HAD to have it!

    Ever see SS line and fittings on a production car??? One that goes 100,000+ miles? All rubber hose and hose clamps. They don't even used barbed fittings. Man...what we'll do for a little bling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDRIVERACING View Post
    Ever see SS line and fittings on a production car??? One that goes 100,000+ miles? All rubber hose and hose clamps. They don't even used barbed fittings. Man...what we'll do for a little bling.
    Still a fan of some "Bling" however , Jets are not too spendy to plumb and withstanding the bleeding and tired fingers , simple too ,we do these regularly


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    I agree, some times you have to set logic aside and go with some decent looks. SS or the black braided line looks bitchin' too!

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    justin i couldn't agree more... if i had the patience i would change all of my shit to stainless hardline, looks amazingly clean. dig the weinerschnitzel in the sig bro! haha
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    I did mine with steel braided through (not to sound like a broken record) Tom at JBP. Got a really good price.
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    I'm a plumbing contractor and have used some Pex tubing for a few things in my boat. Its tuff, light, cheap,will handle the heat & pressures dealt with, I can get it in blue, Red, Brown, white, & clear. It will swivel on the fittings when crimped together. I wouldnt use it for fuel lines but dont see any reason not to use it on the water lines.
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