Drain Hole

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by WhiteDog70810, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    Is it better to drill the drain hole and then seal it with epoxy and redrill it to fit the plug...

    ...or would it be better to drill the hole a bit oversize, seal the inner surface with epoxy and then come back later, bed a copper pipe of appropriate interior dimensions in 5200 and flare both ends to prevent shifting?

    I was going to use the first plan, but I've seen the second a lot on Bateau.

    Nate
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I went with an epoxy-glass tube, bedded and glassed in place.
    I have the tool necessary to flare the bronze fitting, but the glass tube
    worked out well. 5 years of use and no problems.

    Glass/epoxy tube

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    Epoxy bedded and glassed in place

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  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I did the same as Brett except I did not bother with the sleeve. Drilled the hole, filled the hole and then redrilled.

    14 yrs on a duck boat.
     
  4. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I did the same as Brett, but used a wood dowel covered in wax paper instead of a socket.
     
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