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Old 08-17-2009, 09:01 AM
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there's an idea. the only thing i would be worried about is once i drill out the female fitting, the thread wall will be smooth. aren't those plugs designed to fit inside the threads to help seal it?
No, they usually fit in a smooth brass tube driven and sealed in a hole drilled in the transom of I/O's and OB's.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:15 PM
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Why did MC change to plastic? Is there any school of thought that says this is a superior design? Or is it just less expensive to produce?
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:33 PM
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Why did MC change to plastic? Is there any school of thought that says this is a superior design? Or is it just less expensive to produce?
I have had discussions about this and it is a cost issue.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:47 PM
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I have had discussions about this and it is a cost issue.
Soooooooooooo, they ruduce the cost of the parts that goes into building the boat, but charge us MORE when we buy the boat?! I think I got this figured out now! BTW, mine leaks too!
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:57 PM
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A cost issue... i hope not. So you are making a $50k + boat with SS everything and you use a plastic drain plug? Who thought that was a good idea?

Also of note... I helped friends with two bayliners this summer, both were '07s I think. They both had brass on brass.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:06 PM
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Just a thought- as I almost cross-threaded mine the other day - that the nylon may be sacrificial to save the threads in the hull fitting. If you cross-thread it, the softer materail (plug, in this case) is going to fail before the harder (and much more difficult to repair/replace) in-hull threads fail. I'd rather replace the trashed threads on a $5 plastic plug than have to pull the entire assembly and replace it all.

Oh, and mine is an '07 Maristar with a plastic/nylon plug.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:17 PM
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I've seen brass stains on carpet, upholstery, cupholders, and in the bilge. Just a thought....
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:23 PM
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I've seen brass stains on carpet, upholstery, cupholders, and in the bilge. Just a thought....

Could be where Igor sat on his nuts and didn't know it, while cross threading his bilge plug!

That's why I teflon tape mine in and never remove it except to change oil, cause it hurts mine!
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:28 PM
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Soooooooooooo, they ruduce the cost of the parts that goes into building the boat, but charge us MORE when we buy the boat?! I think I got this figured out now! BTW, mine leaks too!
Tighten it...want some spinache?

Mine doesn't leak. Did you check the O-Ring as Eric said?
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:30 PM
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Interesting. Glad I still have brass on my 11 year old boat. Never cross thread it it, though I do have to contort myself to get it screwed in.
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