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Old 07-10-2005, 04:59 PM
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Although I haven't checked with them lately, it seems as though Archer Marine is no longer a good source for KAAMA drive boots. Does anyone here know anything or anybody that could help in getting some new ones made ?
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I'm looking too. Let me know if you find anything.
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I found quite a few companies by doing a search for "custom rubber products" on the web. I haven't called any of them though as I am hoping someone on the board might have some experience or connections in the that industry.
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I contacted one about making them. After the $8000 set up fee, they would be $200 each with a minimum of 100.
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If they could be made reasonably, I think they should be made accordian style like some radiator hoses. I think they'd hold up a lot better with the flexing.
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Doesn't sound promising. This could be a big problem.
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It would be much easier if it were the same diameter at both ends. I think they are ten inches on the engine side, and eight at the other end.
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I wonder if some kind of ring could be attached at the eight inch end to make it ten inches. I'm sure somebody in the world makes a ten inch rubber hose.
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I remember 2 separate posts from a long time ago where someone stated that they knew of some type of hose that was used for fire fighting equipment that would work. The other post stated that there was another drive manufacturer (possibly a new company) that is currently using the same boot. Any idea what company that might be? I would agree that coming up with a ring to make it the same diameter would help.
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