[bolger] Re: Drain Plugs
- monic-@... wrote:
> Does anyone else use drain plugs on their boats?1
> After the first week my Galley was actually outside I was shocked to
> realize rain would actually collect inside it. So I got a brace and a
> inch bit and made a hole at the lowest rocker point. After it dried Ipaper
> took a PVC threaded end and epoxied that in place, first stuffing
> towells into it to keep the threads clean. After it cured I faired itcan make the scoops out of a larger PVC pipe. Cut it at an angle, then
> on the botom with a belt sander. The cap screws in from the inside.
> Cost me 2-3 bucks for the PVC fittings. Has worked for years now.
> Anyone else do something like this?
> Good idea on drain plugs, did the same on a much larger vessel. You
epoxy tape it over the drain and paint to match. Brad
- i used a bronze half-inch garboard plug with a socket attached from the
outside. she still floats. but if she sinks, i'd consider a diablo
grande. the plans weren't yet available when i built mine. don't know
of anyone who's built the bigger boat, but the extra freeboard might be
nice. on the other hand, that long skinny shape is awfully good in a
> From: Richard Barnes <oakbowerybarnes@...>changed my
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> Date: 01 November 1999 23:42
> Subject: [bolger] Re: Drain Plugs
> >> yup, i put a transom drain in my diablo last season, and it's
> >> life.stitch and
> >As in now your boat is much better.... ;or now your boat is on the
> >As a potential Diablo builder I am curious about the boat and your
> >impressions, plus more specifics about the transom plug.
> >I am currently building the Glen-L design "Sweet Caroline" as a
> >glue boat ( intending to include transom plugs )and may build aDiablo or
> >Diablo Grande to accompany it. Did you consider the Diablo Grande?