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#2340122 - 08/24/10 09:39 AM
How to Install a Boat Drain Plug
duck2 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
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Loc: Mahtomedi, MN / Leech Lake
Hello i just purchased an old vintage 1960's Lonestar aluminum 12 foot boat which does not have a drain plug. I would like to install one, but am very apprehensive at the thought of drilling a hole in the boat. Does anyone have any experience doing this and can offer any tips on drain plug kits and/or installing them?
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#2340669 - 08/25/10 03:48 AM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: duck2]
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If the boat doesn't leak, why would you need a drain plug?

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#2340673 - 08/25/10 05:07 AM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: picksbigwagon]
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This type would be used on a V-hull through the transom dead center. Nomally you see these on glass boats.
Could be used in your application though. I'd use a rubber gasket between the flange and hull.


This kit would be used on the transom. Use drill a 1" hole and set the flange. Mark your two holes for the screws. Remove the flange, center punch your marks and drill. Set the flange into silicon.



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#2340702 - 08/25/10 06:18 AM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: Surface Tension]
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Those will be the easiest to install... they also make a variety where you drill the hole (like above) and use to sleeves that get pulled together to make a more "typical" looking drain plug hole... but the tool to install that is around $35 plus the sleeve to do it. If that's the method you're interested in I'd check with a dealer.

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#2340800 - 08/25/10 08:28 AM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: marine_man]
duck2 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Mahtomedi, MN / Leech Lake
Thanks for all the replies. I think the black plastic kit in Surface Tension's post would be something I am comfortable installing. The boat does not leak, but I would still like a drain plug so I could leave it stored on the shore, drain plug removed without overturning the boat.
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#2340934 - 08/25/10 11:19 AM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: duck2]
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A bit wide of your mark but consider turning it over in the fall to avoid critters and such filling it up with non-liquid material.

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#2341022 - 08/25/10 01:37 PM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: Tom7227]
BoxMN Offline
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Registered: 05/25/05
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I put the black plastic one in a 14" alum boat. totally easy, just a dab of silicone on backing and a 1" hole and I was set smile I used SS bolts to hold it on. Key thing - you will want a screen of soome sort to keep debris away. Mine got leaves and crub built up and plugged the hole, keeping water in. Good luck.
oh yeah, they are like $5 or something totally inexpensive at Gander...

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#2341124 - 08/25/10 04:19 PM
Re: How to Install a Boat Drain Plug [Re: BoxMN]
duck2 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 197
Loc: Mahtomedi, MN / Leech Lake
I will definitely turn it upside down for winter storage. Thanks BoxMN for your testimonial. I ordered one today over the internet. i actually ordered 2, as I will use one in an old metal four legged soda pop cooler that currently has no drainage.
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