Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

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Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

Postby mpillsb » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:53 pm

We are the new owners of an old (~1965) Daysailer 1. There is a drain hole just aft of the centerboard trunk. It looks like it might take a 3/8-inch or so plug. I'm wondering if I should be looking for a bronze plug? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

Postby igotit » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:14 pm

My 68 ds1 had a steel plug of unknown size that i wasnt able to remove so i removed the entire block with threads out the hull.lil info....the block in the floor is bronze encased in fiberglass.
So i would agree to go back with a bronze plug coated with a good marine greese or suitable anti seize.
Steel wouldnt be a bad option if the plug was removed and installed often.
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Re: Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

Postby mpillsb » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:29 pm

Thanks. That at least gets us started.
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Re: Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

Postby GreenLake » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 pm

I ended up glassing this over.
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Re: Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

Postby JDSail » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:47 pm

I found that very plug at a plumbing store - very inexpensive, used to close off small diameter pipes. (after a long troll through marine supply shops).
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Re: Drain plug aft of the centerboard case missing

Postby mpillsb » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:38 am

Thanks everyone. Problem solved. Was able to find a 1/4-inch bronze drain plug at the Forepeak in Marblehead. Great boat shop!
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