Marine hoses are typically used for fire hose washdown pump applications in aquatic, fresh and saltwater, situations that would require adherence to United States Coast Guard (USCG) standards and specifications. This woven 1-1/2” single or double jacket fire hose features brass couplings, which are designed to resist corrosion in harsh boating environments. It may be any standard or custom length; however, in order to be stenciled USCG-approved, it must be 50’ in length.
Enough about the typical and boring details of marine raw water hoses! Besides putting out boat fires, what else can they do? Here we explore three very unique uses for marine washdown hose.
- George of the Jungle – Primate laboratories and zoos often order single- and double-jacket fire hoses from us. They use hoses otherwise destined for boating use to create play areas for the primates to climb and swing from, providing them with exercise, enrichment and an environment with qualities similar to their natural environment. The washdown hose is very durable, yet flexible enough for the animals to have fun with.
- E.T., Phone Home! – Houston, we have a problem! Marine washdown pump hoses don’t always carry water in them. NASA needed a way to keep control and communications cables protected from tampering and weather, but the casing also needed to be flexible. Enter boat washdown fire hose! They’re durable, flexible and water resistant. NASA and its divisions are able to use the hose to run their cables and have peace of mind they’ll be safe and dry.