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topdog
07-20-2008, 09:39 PM
why does light stay on with plug installed?

JimN
07-20-2008, 09:41 PM
Can you turn it in farther? Is it the original plug?

TMCNo1
07-20-2008, 09:49 PM
WTH?:rolleyes: Would someone like to explain?

ski_king
07-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Are you talking about a indicator light to tell you the drain plug isn't installed?

TMCNo1
07-20-2008, 09:59 PM
Are you talking about a indicator light to tell you the drain plug isn't installed?

Mine has a different indicator! If the bilge plug is not installed, the freaking bilge will be full of water!:eek::eek3::rolleyes:

ski_king
07-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Mine has a different indicator! If the bilge plug is not installed, the freaking bilge will be full of water!:eek::eek3::rolleyes:

Mine has the same. When my feet get wet, I know I am in trouble.

ProTour X9
07-20-2008, 10:22 PM
Mine has a different indicator! If the bilge plug is not installed, the freaking bilge will be full of water!:eek::eek3::rolleyes:

I'm not too fond of that feeling; blew a water hose.

FHMan1905
07-20-2008, 10:37 PM
i don't want to rip a thread but is it possible with both drain plugs out that water will remain in the hull.....i noticed today before we left for the lake that there was no water around the drain plug under the motor....got to the lake...unloaded the boat popped the engine cover and there was about 1/2" if that standing around the plug.....i pulled both plugs on the ramp and left them out on the way home and there is still water around the bilge....WTH?????


Thanks

Lance

coz
07-20-2008, 10:44 PM
Mine has a different indicator! If the bilge plug is not installed, the freaking bilge will be full of water

Thanks #1 I was thinking for all these years my boats have been missing the plug lite :confused:

I always have a light go off in my head before I hook the boat up that says PLUG, PLUG, PLUG :banana:

Back to the garage for some research :headbang:

JLeuck64
07-21-2008, 02:32 PM
I think our newbie has been drinking too many BUD LITES!

ski_king
07-21-2008, 03:19 PM
does light stay on when the door is closed?
? ?

TMCNo1
07-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMCNo1 http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/mc2009/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=519366#post519366)
does light stay on when the door is closed?

? ?

Le me splain!
I can't see the light burning in mine, but my muffler bearing has a wheezing and grinding sound, with the door closed, like the impeller in my bilge pump/windshied washer has indigestion. :eek::D

topdog
07-21-2008, 05:46 PM
It is not the orginial plug

bigmac
07-21-2008, 06:44 PM
It is not the orginial plug

OK...I'll be the one to ask. What is a drain plug light?

ski_king
07-21-2008, 07:01 PM
I was guessing the some of the new fangled boats have some sort of a switch to detect if the drain plug is in or out.......... with a light on the dash to warn you.

But his boat is older than bigmac's and he dosn't know what it is, so now I am confused as again:confused:

ski_king
07-21-2008, 07:01 PM
It is not the orginial plug

pictures please......

Muttley
07-21-2008, 07:05 PM
YOU got a DRAIN PLUG light??? :eek:

ski_king
07-21-2008, 07:09 PM
Maybe a drain plug light like this?
http://www.hurleymarine.com/picts/Plug-Light1.gif

bigmac
07-21-2008, 07:26 PM
It is not the orginial plug

How about a little help? An explanation maybe? I don't think anyone here has a clue as to what you're talking about. Sorry.

TMCNo1
07-21-2008, 07:51 PM
This is funnier than trying to find a clog in the blinker fluid tubing!:rolleyes::uglyhamme

JPenland
07-21-2008, 08:15 PM
It helps to tighten the plug with a left hand screw driver

Overtons
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=21578&pdesc=Spare_Bronze_Drain_Plug&str=drain%20plug&merchID=1008&r=view

TMCNo1
07-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Maybe a drain plug light like this?
http://www.hurleymarine.com/picts/Plug-Light1.gif


I thought those were used in a OB/GYN office!:rolleyes:8p:D

JPenland
07-21-2008, 08:30 PM
Wow what a thing to stop and picture in ones mind

JimN
07-21-2008, 09:53 PM
top dog- why is it not the original plug? I thought I asked about that earlier and I did, for a reason. I seem to remember someone having a similar issue in the past, caused by a non-original plug.

Can you get, or borrow. a plug like the original one?

ski_king
07-21-2008, 09:55 PM
OK Jim, fill us in, what is he talking about?

JimN
07-21-2008, 09:58 PM
Do some models have an indicator to warn that the drain plug isn't in place?

ski_king
07-21-2008, 10:01 PM
Do some models have an indicator to warn that the drain plug isn't in place?

Only indicator I know of is wet feet.

TMCNo1
07-21-2008, 10:19 PM
OK Jim, fill us in, what is he talking about?

Look guys, you're killing me here! Now I'm wondering if I'm missing parts for my steering wheel toilet paper hanger, cause the roll keeps falling in the drivers seat!:rolleyes::eek::D

topdog
07-25-2008, 03:45 PM
Drinking Bud Light is like drinking lake water. Try Hiniken light. This is the warning lamp on the dash that indicates that the drain plug is not installed. Not sure what makes the light function. Another question? I just put a new engine in. Bought the boat with a cracked block. AT WOT it runs at 5600 RPM and the 50 MPH speedo is pinned at 50. I removed the silent running muffler and run exhaust straight out the back. I cant believe this helps the performance that much. Prop looks original Maristar 210

ttu
07-25-2008, 03:48 PM
can you please take a pic of the light for us:rolleyes:

topdog
07-25-2008, 03:58 PM
OK...I'll be the one to ask. What is a drain plug light?

My 210 Maristar has a orange wartning light on the instrument cluster that warns you when the drain plug is not installed. I cant make the light go out , Just wondering if someone knows how it works.

topdog
07-25-2008, 04:03 PM
OK...I'll be the one to ask. What is a drain plug light?

Drain plug was missing when I purchased boat. Local Mastercraft dealer does not stock drain plugs. Bought a brass pipe plug at hardware store.

JimN
07-25-2008, 04:05 PM
I asked if it had the original plug in a previous post because I had heard of someone who had a problem from the same cause. If the boat is on a lift or trailer, remove the plugs and look at them with a bright light. You'll probably see a plastic insert with two contacts, one contact that presses into the fitting, or whatever. Whichever fitting has the sensor should also have a pair of wires going to it. If these are gone, cut or damaged, it will stay on. There are many ways to do it, but having the OEM plug might help. Talk to the shop that replaced the motor- they saw the bilge with nothing in it.

JimN
07-25-2008, 04:07 PM
"Local Mastercraft dealer does not stock drain plugs"

Now, that's just dumb. HTH do they expect to get someone on the water if they don't stock basic parts like these? I don't mean it has to be the one for this (which they should stock one of, anyway), but at least something to keep people from not being able to use the boat.

What other boating parts and accessories do they NOT stock. WOW! I don't even do this very much anymore and I have some plugs.

TMCNo1
07-25-2008, 05:04 PM
These generic cigarettes have got me stoned I guess, but lighted drain plug to a drain plug warning light on the dash to dealer has no drain plugs is making me laugh and giving me the munchies. I'll take 2 or 12 lighted double chee burgers, chips and pepsi!

I gotta move on, bye!

JimN
07-25-2008, 05:17 PM
No Coke! Pepsi!

ttu
07-25-2008, 05:20 PM
No Coke! Pepsi!


and probably needs to go with caffeine free:banana:

Roonie's
07-25-2008, 05:21 PM
drain plug light...... wow you learn something new everyday kind of like MC used to make jetskis.

wakeX2wake
07-25-2008, 05:44 PM
my drain plug waring light is on when the boat is on the trailer w/ the plug out and i look down and see light coming through the open hole... those nifty mastercraft engineers... how do the do it? i mean i put the plug in and it goes out

TMCNo1
07-25-2008, 06:47 PM
my drain plug waring light is on when the boat is on the trailer w/ the plug out and i look down and see light coming through the open hole... those nifty mastercraft engineers... how do the do it? i mean i put the plug in and it goes out

Now it's time for some Cheetos!:rolleyes::D

bigmac
07-25-2008, 07:17 PM
My boat must be defective, because my drain plug light DOESN'T come on when I take the plug out.

flipper
07-25-2008, 07:53 PM
My boat must be defective, because my drain plug light DOESN'T come on when I take the plug out.

Try it in the water....I think the boat has to be floating for it to work.:D

TX.X-30 fan
07-25-2008, 08:54 PM
I disconnected my sensor so I could use that circuit back there for underwater lights.

topdog
07-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the first bit on an intelligent solution. I took the old engine out and installed the new one. I recall seeing wires rubing to the drain hole. I believe you hit the nail on the head when you indicated a special drain plug. I will chalange the parts manager at the local Master craft dealer- thanks for the help

TX.X-30 fan
07-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the first bit on an intelligent solution. I took the old engine out and installed the new one. I recall seeing wires rubing to the drain hole. I believe you hit the nail on the head when you indicated a special drain plug. I will chalange the parts manager at the local Master craft dealer- thanks for the help




I try. :D

topdog
07-29-2008, 08:31 PM
Problem resolved, some 2001 boats used a special drain plug. Two options buy a plug at 28 bucks or cut the wires and tape them together. I have opted to buy the correct drain plug