Adding a drain hole?

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Adding a drain hole?

Post by catman529 » 22 Feb 2012, 01:20

Boat I got has no drain hole. If I want to add one, does anyone know where I could get some aluminum pipe to do the job? Also, is there a good way to seal it in place without welding? I was thinking maybe some 5200, JB weld, or something along those lines.

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Post by fool4fish1226 » 22 Feb 2012, 08:48

How about using something like this

Here a reference link I sure you could fine it much cheaper
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Adding a drain hole?

Post by JasonLester » 22 Feb 2012, 09:05

Mine didn't have one either so I went to bass pro and got one of these

I flattened one side of the flange so it would lay flatter to the floor. I sealed it with marine silicone but plan on changing that to 5200 one of these days. My only complaint is I would rather it be totaly flush with the floor. But I like the thought of it sealing itself if the plug isn't in (one way flow) If I remember right it was $12 at bass pro and I have seen it for the same at Walmart.

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Post by PSG-1 » 22 Feb 2012, 09:32

fool4fish1226 wrote:How about using something like this

Here a reference link I sure you could fine it much cheaper

That's what I used on my jetboat, and on my 16' Triton. Both boats had internal drain plugs, but it was such a PITA to get to them in the tight confines of the bilge, I went with these external plugs. Now, it's a LOT easier to pull the plugs to drain the boat while it's on the trailer.
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