water hose storage on the boat, a bucket?

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  1. sdowney717
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    I have the std 25 foot white water hose on the boat. I would like to stow it and be able to retrieve it and stow again and was thinking of coiling it into a bucket.

    The bucket would have a hole at the base, hose exits and goes to water source.

    How wide- tall a bucket would be practical for 20 feet of 5/8 water hose?

    Would a 2 - 3.5 or 5 gallon bucket be the right size? There is no room on the boat for a hose reel, but there is room for a bucket of sorts. Even an longer rectangular wood box that could slide under the side shelf aft might be better.

    Maybe wrap it up on two hangers under the shelf like you wrap a vacuum electric cord?
     
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    You could coil it into a 5 gal bucket and then cut off the excess bucket.
     
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    An expandable hose is probably the easiest. They coil into a small container when the pressure is off.
     
  6. Poida
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    Hi

    Why don't you obtain the hose and then see what is required to store it. The amount of volume required depends on the wall thickness of the hose and its flexibility.

    Expanding hose or I think they are referring to what we call "layflat hose" stores nicely before you use it, as used in fire hydrants but to lay it flat after use, you have to get the water out and would be a bit tricky on a boat.

    Maybe you can fix some plastic pipe along the length of the boat somewhere and shove your hose inside it.

    Poida
     
  7. sdowney717
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    I already have one of those white boaty type hoses.
    This hose is connected to a salt raw water pump, idea being a salt water wash hose. I teed off the pump and ran another long 1/2 inch hose through the bilge to the bow to wash off the anchor mud.

    I passed the hose up from the aft bilge, and where it comes up is under the cockpit decking walk around. I have about 4 feet long by 16 inch tall area where it could stow so I am thinking now of wrapping the hose around some brackets attached to the inside of the hull. Wrap it around them like you would wrap a power cord. What I have been doing is kicking it into that spot, but it always hangs out is not neat etc...

    So I could just unwrap as little as needed, or wrap it all up in there.
     

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