What sealent for drain plug

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Rookiemistake, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Rookiemistake

    Rookiemistake Well-Known Member

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    I recently been doing alot of maintanance. I took the boat out and noticed a decent amount of water coming out the left sponson.only entry i can see for water is the plug so i pulled it and the rubber gasket on the back is shot.could i use silicone or goop? Or do i need to track down the gasket?

    Looks like this
    http://westmarine.com/drain-plugs/attwood--stainless-steel-garboard-drain-plug--9766445
     
  2. swaddict

    swaddict Thread Killer

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    I would go the gasket route, buy a new garboard if you can't find a gasket, just fix it right from the beginning.
     

  3. tkguppies

    tkguppies Utter Noob.

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    You probably have the materials already... You can make a gasket out of a bike tube rubber and silicone (waterproof window silicone) it well.
     
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