"No, I want marine grade hose", she said.
"Ok, but it will be more expensive", I said.
"Thats ok. It needs to be marine grade."
I said, "well, I want to use brass flare fittings."
"Barbs and hose clamps are cheaper!", she said.
"So is automotive fuel hose!"
In the end, she got the marine grade fuel hose, and I got the brass flare fittings.
The hose was out of stock with my supplier, so I put a 50 foot roll on back order. I waited... and waited... and waited... Finally two months later, I called my supplier to ask what was up. The customer service rep looked up my order, put me on hold for ten minutes, came back and said "We will get it next week so you should see it by next Friday." I took that to mean that they forgot about the order. No big deal, it is not like there is never anything to do on this project.
|All hoses leading to the supply and return manifolds.|
|One side of the return hoses.|
Anyway, I used every single inch of the $400 50 foot roll of hose (I suspect $200 of that price is for the "USCG TYPE A1 FUEL HOSE" markings every foot).
|Plumbing to the day tanks|
The next step is getting one of the FilterBOSS filter assemblies, installing it, dumping 20-30 gallons of diesel in the tanks, and circulating it through the plumbing to check for leaks.