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Old 05-06-2013, 12:18 AM
blakekrone blakekrone is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Boat: 1996 Prostar 205
Location: Minneapolis
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Stripped exhaust drain plug threads

So the boat I bought in CA probably never had its drain plugs removed and I had to remove them last fall to dry block the engine before having it hauled back to MN. I went to put back in the plugs today and 1 side went in without any trouble, the other side however doesn't seem like it wants to bite at all. The plugs themselves look a little rough around the edges so I picked up a new 3/4" NPT plug and that won't even bite either. It looks like the manifold was so rusted out that the threads have deteriorated to nothing for the first few turns. Is it worth it trying to rethread with a tap or do I just need to get a new manifold?
1996 ProStar 205
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