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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 21:53 

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I took my boat out the other day and noticed it is leaking around the drain plug. I replaced the drain plug but it is still leaking. This is my first boat and I'm not really sure what to do here. Hoping to find some advice. Thanks


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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 23:31 
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Most plugs come with a screw type of mechanism which compresses the rubber for a good tight seal. That might help seal things.



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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 23:47 

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I still have a few drops of water at the plug no matter how tight I get it.



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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 05:27 
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Remove the drain plug, and dress the inside of the plug hole with some emery cloth or fine sandpaper. You say replaced the drain plug, with a new one?, or an old one you had laying around? If old one, break down and buy a new one. My thoughts. Good luck.



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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 07:44 

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Yes I replaced it new one and I tighted it down.


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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2010, 08:13 
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I had the same problem even after getting new plugs. When I filled my boat with water to check for other leaks, I figured out that water was dripping out of the center of the drainplug, not coming from around it. This was a seasense with the screw/lever that you tighten it with. I ended up buying the kind that you just screw in (no lever), got it as tight as humanly possible, and it fixed the problem. If a different type of plug doesn't fix it, you might have to just replace the whole drain tube.



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PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 09:26 
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you can put some petroleum jelly around the drain plug when you put it in... this will stop most small leaks while you are out on the water



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PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 10:23 
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Is your drain tube out of round?



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