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andygere posted 08-30-2000 04:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for andygere   Send Email to andygere  
The former owner of my Montauk regularly intalled the drain plug from the outside of the transom because it is difficult to get it in from inside the boat with the crowd of cables, fuel lines and bilge pump in the tiny aft bilge sump. I have been doing this as well, but worry that it may be hard to pull out if I need to get water out of the boat in a hurry. I welcome any thoughts or ideas on this.
reeltime2 posted 08-30-2000 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
Andy,
I had the same concerns w/ my 15 ft s.s. The previous owner had a Gaurdian 500 bildge pump in the sump and left no room for the plug to go in from the inside. So I took out the pump (it was on its last leg anyway, pumping very slow) and now I feel safer knowing I can pull the plug with no interferance. Not sure how to help you w/ your problem not to familer w/ the 17. But it gives me piece of mind knowing i can get the plug ot fast.
Rick
triblet posted 08-30-2000 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I put mine in from the outside. I've never
had to pull it in the field (I've got a
bilge pump).

Reeltime2: try pulling the bottom of that
pump and cleaning the screen. That's the
usual cause of a slow pump. It's part of
my 100 hour service checklist.

Chuck Tribolet

bigz posted 08-31-2000 06:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Andy before you insert use a little petroleum jelly on the rubber stopper.

Tom

hope we can count on you for JimH's award :)

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