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Bobee
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Boat drain question.

Post by Bobee » 05 Apr 2015, 10:28

I am working on a 1973 Starcraft Mariner. I would like to replace the drain plug from this Style #1
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Style #1
[/b] to this Style #2
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Style #2
[/b] Would there be any problems or drawback from doing this?

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Boat drain question.

Post by Johnny » 05 Apr 2015, 12:16

nope - very popular modification on tin boats.
The problem that I see for your item #2 is how far it will
protrude past the hull surface. Take into consideration that
your metal is only about .080" thick.

I have used this type on two of my boats. Only because it is readily available.

Before you apply your caulking, install the plug, turn the boat over,
and grind it down smooth so it won't protrude out from the hull very far.
Remove only 1/8" or so. (just an option)

With your item #2, it looks like you can not grind any of it off to make it more smooth.

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