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Old 11-20-2011, 09:32 PM
James L. James L. is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: MasterCraft ProStar 190, 1990
Location: Midwest
Posts: 8
I purchased my 1990 ProStar 190 just over a year ago. I discovered similarly corroded threads, as shown in the picture posted above by pbgbottle, in the exhaust manifold and engine block drain holes when I winterized it in the fall of 2010 so I switched to brass drain plugs for both locations. I did not have any problem getting the brass plugs out when I winterized the boat today, but I did find it difficult to thread the plugs back into the drain holes. Seems like the drain plugs wouldn’t hardly even turn a full revolution before they snugged up today, which is what I experienced when I first used the brass plugs last year as well.

Has anyone ever tried using a tap to chase the threads in those drain holes? Did it improve the situation?

James L.
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