Marine Hose and FittingsMany different components go into making your boat.
It is more than just a hull, rigging, a deck, and a motor or sail.
A boat can be as close to a home on the water as you will ever get, and just like any home, there are different elements that go into providing comforts and necessities.
Hoses, fittings, and valves are much like the circulatory system of the human body, transporting water, waste, and even fuel and marine exhaust around your watercraft in order to keep you going.
Defender Marine sells all hose attachments and fittings that are necessary for your boat.
Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Hose:Reinforcement: Strong hoses resist corrosion and wear and must be durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of being on the water.Burst strength: The laws of hydraulics prove that water is a powerful substance, which under pressure can compromise any hose system. Make sure you have a high burst strength that can withstand pressure, so you aren't left on the open water with a burst hose.Vacuum rating: Positive and negative pressure can compromise the strength of a hose. Temperature range: Changes of heat and cold are common on the water and some materials cave under these conditions. Make sure your hoses are rated for these fluctuations.FDA approval: When transporting fresh drinking water, an FDA approved food-grade hose substance is crucial for health and sanitation.Bend Radius: Flexibility is important on the water, especially in areas that receive a lot of foot traffic. A poorly rated hose with a low bend radius can lead to a kink, which could lead to a burst or leak over time.
Marine Hose Types:Sanitation: Strong and durable enough for sewage applications.Fuel: Lines for fuel must be fuel rated or else they may melt or leak in contact with petroleum products, which could lead to fire.Bilge: Good for regulating the bilge water that collects, which may contain any variety of contaminants that may compromise other types of hoses.Potable water tubing: A food-grade tubing that ensures the potability of your fresh-water supply.Engine Water/Marine Exhaust: For transporting petroleum exhaust particulates at higher temperatures away from your vessel.Ventilation Duct: Good for introducing fresh air into your environment.
A variety of clamps, fittings, parts and accessories are also available for just about any need!Marine exhaust system componentsHose clampsHose tools and accessoriesGarden hoses and accessoriesRaw water strainers and partsGeneral hose fittings
Contact Defender Marine to learn more about our assortment of marine hoses for your next boating trip!