GV 11 drain plug

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GV 11 drain plug

Post by jnb » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:25 pm

I need to install a drain plug in the transom of my (almost complete) GV 11. The only type of plug I have any familiarity with a brass tube that you cut and then flare out to tighten. However, since the transom is only a single sheet of ply where it needs to be installed I think it would be difficult to use a flaring tool on to get it flush.

Any recommendations for other types of drain tubes/plugs would be appreciated. Boat isn't going to spend the night in the water, so I don't need something totally bombproof--just want something easy to pull the plug on (without a tool) and use to drain rain water at the end of the day.



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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by Fuzz » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:04 pm

You could use a garboard plug https://www.fisheriessupply.com/perko-g ... -0714-0742

Or you can drill an over size hole, fill with epoxy glue, and then drill that to the size of the rubber plug. Either way I would put in a small backer plate to make that spot a little thicker. It will give the screws more to bite or more sealing area if you go with the drill and fill.

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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:42 pm

This kind. No need for a backing plate. Use through bolted small machine screws. Drill oversized holes, fill with thickened epoxy, then re-drill when cured.

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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by jnb » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:08 pm

Perfect, thanks.

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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by jnb » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:14 pm

Here's the dumb question of the day: should this be installed so it is accessible from the inside or outside? I'm thinking inside to if it pops out I'll be able to stick it back in, but maybe I'm overlooking something.

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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by Fuzz » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:42 pm

Most of the time they are mounted on the outside. I think it is so you can see them before launching the boat. I have started mounting mine on the inside. My reason is if there is a problem, like forgetting them, I can deal with it with the boat in the water.

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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:51 am

I mount mine on the inside. Much harder to put back in when underwater on the outside.
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Re: GV 11 drain plug

Post by jnb » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:12 pm

I like that logic. History has proven I'm capable of forgetting plugs mounted on the outside, so I may as well have it accessible on the inside.

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