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    Has anyone tried using a hose clamp to keep a boat leveler hose from leaking where the hose connects to the cylinder? How long will this work as a fix rather than replacing the hose? As far as replacing the boat leveler hose, does anyone know what type of sealant to use where the hose exits the hull?

    #2
    I'd contact Boat Leveler (which is now Insta-Tab I believe), and ask for replacement hose and hose clamps.

    The hose cannot expand beyond what the working pressure will cause, and the little clamps must have the correct ID for this hose OD and type.

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    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
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      #3
      The company is now called Insta Trim. http://www.insta-trim.com/

      Confused on the hose clamp question. How is currently attached? Stock attachment is with an SS hose clamp. Mine had 2.

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        #4
        I used 3M 4200 under the clamshell (to seal the hole where the hoses go through) on my boat
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          #5
          tbear wrote:
          The company is now called Insta Trim. http://www.insta-trim.com/

          Confused on the hose clamp question. How is currently attached? Stock attachment is with an SS hose clamp. Mine had 2.
          Ah... Insta-Trim..... I was close, but no cupy doll!

          Ted, if/when the curved area under the worm drive screw does not match the OD of the hose, it may not fully (and in a radial fashion) compress the hose, and they may eventually leak.

          This is often the problem with smaller diameter fuel lines, etc, if the clamp ID is not correct for the hose OD.
          Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
          2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
          Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
          Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
          Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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            #6
            2850Bounty wrote:
            Ah... Insta-Trim..... I was close, but no cupy doll!

            Ted, if/when the curved area under the worm drive screw does not match the OD of the hose, it may not fully (and in a radial fashion) compress the hose, and they may eventually leak.

            This is often the problem with smaller diameter fuel lines, etc, if the clamp ID is not correct for the hose OD.
            Insta Trim shows a hose/worm drive clamp package as stock.

            Has anyone tried using a hose clamp to keep a boat leveler hose from leaking where the hose connects to the cylinder?
            This makes me think it's just friction, as FatSac has no hose clamp now. Your clamp-to-hose size issue is valid, but probably moot in this instance as a cause. Good info for when he purchases some.

            Be careful on clamp pressure, as the fitting is plastic.

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              #7
              Hose clamps on the hoses at all attachment points and 4200 to seal the transome holes. Yup.

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                #8
                Thanks for all the replies. Think I will order new hose and use the 4200 to seal the thru hull.

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