Hose stretcher needed,,,,,,,

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The more I consider this, the more I think I'll just put new hoses in. Just removes the element of "what if". Even though it's going to be a little difficult, I think it's my best solution.
I'm not trying to spook you with my comment. Personally, I would splice it with a known safe material, double clamp it, and never give it a second thought.
What I would tell you to change with 100% certainty is the 2x shown at the bottom of your photo. If that is treated, the chemical reaction will eat a hole through your tank in a couple years! Ask me how I know.
 
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I'm not trying to spook you with my comment. Personally, I would splice it with a known safe material, double clamp it, and never give it a second thought.
What I would tell you to change with 100% certainty is the 2x shown at the bottom of your photo. If that is treated, the chemical reaction will eat a hole through your tank in a couple years! Ask me how I know.
That is the original 15 year old 2x backed with a rubber strip. Just looked at old tank, it was still good after all this time. Thank you though.
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Just my 2 cents but why wouldn't you replace the hoses anyway if you went through the money and effort to replace the tank. Did you say the hoses are 15 years old? No brainer in my opinion. I posted earlier I'm planning on inspecting the main tank myself, just afraid of what I might find.
 
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Ok,,,old hoses coming out. New going in. My best fix. Both tanks. To take a shortcut at this stage of my rehab on my boat is pointless, fix it right and move on.

I have a place local that has the redline MPI fuel fill hose. Luckily I have pretty decent access to the hoses from the inspection plate on front of the step/fishbox and having both floor panels out.

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Just to be safe, tie them together then cover with tape. Punch a couple holes in the end of the old and the end of the new one. You can also use zip ties if you leave the two ends of the hose a bit apart so you put the head of the zip tie on the inside of the hose. Then cover the gap well with tape. Multiple ways to do it, I suppose .
 

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Just to be safe, tie them together then cover with tape. Punch a couple holes in the end of the old and the end of the new one. You can also use zip ties if you leave the two ends of the hose a bit apart so you put the head of the zip tie on the inside of the hose. Then cover the gap well with tape. Multiple ways to do it, I suppose .
More good ideas. Can always use that .99 plastic splice that I bought too.
 
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New hose would be the obvious best fix, but for future reference steel plated male nipples can be purchased at your local hydraulic hose shop, they use them on hyd return and suction hoses.
 
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