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Old 12-10-2015, 12:06 AM
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need to replace or repair plastic center drain thread

The threads on the center drain on my 07 X-Star are in rough shape. I was able to find a new drain plug but need to either clean up the threads or find a way to replace the hull portion of the drain. Anyone know the size/pitch of the threads? Thinking I could run a metal bolt through to clean up the threads. Or any leads on a part number ?

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Old 12-10-2015, 07:08 AM
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Mine was cross threaded when I bough the boat used. Replaced it with a bronze one which was really pretty easy. Haven't looked back.

IMO this is one of those things they "fixed" that wasn't broken. Trying to think how that plastic POS belongs in an expensive boat.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:52 PM
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I was surprised when my '09 X14 came with a plastic plug. My '08 had the brass one. So when I bought my newest '08 X14 I was expecting the brass plug. Nope, it has the plastic plug. I really can't believe they switched from brass. We all rave about the MC quality (well most of us) but doesn't make sense to cheapen the fitting that keeps the boat floating.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:58 PM
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here is a recent thread. i ended up just buying the new plug assy and haven't had any new leaks there.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...highlight=plug
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:18 PM
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Since this gets heavy use I like the idea of just replace it with bronze. Will this one work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/262049285694

Edit: here are the specs: http://www.sea-dog.com/groups/2049-g...-t-handle-plug

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Old 12-10-2015, 08:50 PM
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you might try doing a new o-ring first. trust me it's a pain breaking the 3m adhesive off is not easy.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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Chase the threads with a brass plug and use the new o-ring and plastic plug. That's what I had to do after the wife and daughter cross threaded it one day in a panic. (YEP forgot the plug & discovered after the launch)
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:07 PM
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Mine came off pretty easily, maybe got lucky.
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:38 PM
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I looked closely at the plastic female threads and they were too chewed up to fix. Knocked out the plastic and ordered the bronze setup I linked above. I think I'll be happier long term. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:45 AM
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Mine came off pretty easily, maybe got lucky.
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I looked closely at the plastic female threads and they were too chewed up to fix. Knocked out the plastic and ordered the bronze setup I linked above. I think I'll be happier long term. Thanks guys!
How exactly did you guys remove the plastic plug? Just pound it out from the top and it came out clean?
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