Shieldsflex II Series Marine Water and Exhaust Hose can be used on engine intakes, wet exhaust connections where bends or longer lengths are required, bilge pump intake and discharge, scupper lines, toilets, and holding tanks.
Shieldsflex II features a black synthetic rubber tube and cover. Wire is used to reinforce the hose between plies of synthetic cord. These hoses are resistant to odors, permeation, abrasion, exhaust fumes, ozone, mild chemicals, antifreeze, and saltwater.
Available in various lengths of 6', 10', 12' and 50' depending on diameter size. Please click the "Product Info" tab for a detailed list. Please call for specific lengths and requests.
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I have a marine shields wet/exhuast hose that is marked 3 1/2 on outside - is this really the ID of the hose?
JD Tech Team
I am trying to locate a 1 inch ID hose for the live well drain on a Travler Boat. Do You have it?
Jamestown carries a wide variety of hose products to suit many, if not all, marine applications. They can definitely provide hose for your application.
What is the temperature rating on the 4" exhaust hose?
I don't pretend to be an expert on Shieldsflex Marine hose. There were no temp specs printed on hose.I found the manufacturer's specs. Google "seastarsolutions". Sheilds is a division of this company.
max temp shorty duration...250 degrees F.
The temperature ranges from -20Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_F Â’Â¢?? +200Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_F continuous, +250Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_F intermittent.
Is this good for cockpit drain lines that go out at the waterline?
It would probably be overkill for cockpit drainlines, but yes it would work. I would imagine that standard rubber hoses would be fine for your application.
It certainly works for waterline and below. I think it would be overkill though for through hulls slightly above waterline.
It may looks like an overkill, but this hose very flexible, works great as deck and cockpit drain lines on our boat and will last forever.
what is the best way to cut this hose to size ?
Robert U's procedure is absolutely correct.
Use a utility knife to cut around 360 degrees at your mark and then a wire cutter to snip the internal support wire. Bend the end of the wire in so you are not cut when handling. Easy!
Can this hose be cut to length?
Yes, easily. The smaller size can be cut with a sharp knife or utility knife and the larger sizes are easier to cut with a hand saw. The spiral wire is then snipped with a wire cuter after cutting around 360 degrees. It is smart to then trim the wire end short as possible and bend the end inward to avoid cutting your hand later. It is not easy to estimate the best length if you are dealing with large bends. Make it a little longer as a first guess and trim it back later. Remember, 2 hose clamps on each end, so overlap the pipe accordingly.
yes,it can be cut,you will need a good hose cutter and a wire cutter.This hose is reinforced with a wire on the inside so after you cut the hose you will need to cut the wire.this is a very good hose and very easy to cut to any length.
Yes, I was able to cut the hose to properly fit.
Yes it cuts easily with a utility knife. I think you also may need a pair of wire cutters also.
i bought this back in June - I used a hacksaw to cut to length - easy to cut through the rubber housing. I used tin snips to cut the wire core - but could have also used the hacksaw here.
Can be cut with good hose cutter and sharp wire cutters.
You have to buy he minimum lengths that are offered, then cut them yourself to your specific length.Use a Hack saw then wire cutters or dremmel for the wire reinforcement
Yes, no problem. You could run masking tape around to follow for a straight cut. Also it is recomended to double clamp in a marine application. Thanks Bill
Yes, use a fine blade hack saw first and a good wire cutter to cut the internal reinforcement wire. Note: Pull the wire out of the hose slightly when cutting to prevent sharp edges when reinstalling.
KEITH W. FIELDER
Can this product be used in a raw water cooling system application for a USCG inspected "T" vessel of 100 tons?
Yes this can I used it on my charter boat, ordered it for the intake on my john Deere. Great product. As long as you use a wire insert your fine.Good luck,
I was not aware of that change, I have more than 30 inches. Of hose on my intake, will be getting insurance inspection soon, will see if he catches it. Thanks for that f.y.o. Kevin
Kevin,That's what I thought also. The USCG seems to be changing the rules though. If you look at Chapter "T" 46 CFR 182.710 the raw water system is classified as a vital system in 46CFR 182.710(a)(6). it states that piping for vital systems must be composed of ferrous materials except when non-metallic piping materials are permitted by 182.720 (SAE standard J-1942 with SAE standard J-1475 end fittings). Short lengths (30 inches) of approved non-metallic hoses (J-1942) are permitted when fixed by two hose clamps at each end of the hose under 46CFR182.422(d) and 182.720(e)(3)(v). Are you aware this change? Do you know we can comply without using that very expensive J-1942 compliant hose?Capt. Bill
can i use this to replace the 100-1000 that is currently installled on the water intake for the motors?
Yes, That is one of the primary applications of this hose.
Is this hose good for cockpit drains?
Yeah, but I wouldn't use it for that. This is wire reinforced, doesn't like sharp bends and is made for exhaust. Very, very durable but its overkill and expensive. I would think there are better hoses than this for your application.
It would work, but would be pretty serious overkill in my opinion. I wouldn't spend the money unless you think you might have some solvents or other corrosives (that might compromise lighter hose) draining through the drains. It'll have a fairly large turn radius as well - might be an issue - as the hose is substantial
Yes; however there is less expensive and easier to work with hose that I would use if you don't need the temperature rating of this product.
I'm looking to replace wet exhaust hose that has an outside diameter of 2-1/2" ... wondering if 2-1/2" hose is going to be the right size or perhaps too small?
I will be too large. Hose is sized by its inside diameter.
Excellent Product - shipping cost too high
Decided to replace all the fresh water lined on my 1985 MasterCraft Stars & Stripes. This is a quality product; now I don't have to replace them for another 33 years.... :-). $22 shipping charge was a little on the high side, that why I only gave the transaction 4 stars
TMac in Folsom
Yes! This is exactly what we needed and Jamestown Distributors offered best price, delivered fast! Amazing, wonderful experience.. couldn't be happier with the product or the service.
Great product. Just what I needed. Easy to cut to length and install.
I would buy this product again
This marine exhaust hose is the best
Great engine hose
Use as engine cooling water intake and water distribution.
saint charles, il
Love the blue stripe
I am repowering a 21' Scarab with 530 HP 496 stroker. This ShieldsFlex hose is the only hose I'll use for the raw water system. This hose is not cheap, but it won't kink or collapse and it'll accept a pretty tight radius for 1-1/4" wire core hose. Plus the blue strip compliments the translucent blue valve covers on the engine! I'm fastening the hose runs with Anchor SS Cushion clamps for a clean and robust installation. The fuel and oil lines are all stainless braid with AN fittings.
Great heavy duty product that is flexible enough to easily replace the old one. Fast reasonable shipping.
Pt Charlotte FL
Raw Water pump
The best there is
I used this product to replace an intake house on my Malibu inboard, between the V-drive and the raw water impeller. The old hose was nearly compromised as it was rubbing against the rudder assembly. But this stuff is strong, with the steel reinforcing, yet bendable enough that I was able to use a couple heavy-duty zip ties to keep the new hose from the same fate. Excellent product!
Highest Quality Material
The Schieldsflex II Marine Water and Exhaust hose is really a top notch product. I would put it up against any other brand for more than twice the price. Be sure to measure carefully, as there is no strech to the diameter of the tubing. Great value.