Topic: Reliability of cockpit drain hoses
My boat has rubber hoses connecting the cockpit drains to the through-hulls. I check them every few years and they seem fine but are very hard to reach. I don't have an inboard (there never was one) but still I have to be a bit of s contortionist to get to them.
My questions are:
Are inboard-powered CO26 the same? Ie rubber hoses between cockpit and hull.
If so, is there a recommended lifetime of the hoses?
Does the sole of the cockpit come off?
If one of the hoses fails sounds like I'd need to scramble and contort to get a bung in. Any other suggestions?