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FL 88 Montauk posted 09-14-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for FL 88 Montauk   Send Email to FL 88 Montauk  
The 'main' drain tube in my montauk has some corrosion on the outward end (exterior of the boat), and the local dealer seems to only have plastic ones that fit the 2 tubes in the motor well. Anyone know where I can find the original copper styles?

FL 88 Montauk posted 09-14-2002 04:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for FL 88 Montauk  Send Email to FL 88 Montauk     
sorry, just took it out. It is brass and again is the hull drain tube. Thanks in advance.
Outraged posted 09-14-2002 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outraged  Send Email to Outraged     
I got some a while back from the local BW dealer nearby. They come longer than needed, and have to be cut to the size you need. Outraged
capngeo posted 09-14-2002 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for capngeo  Send Email to capngeo     
You can get them at any good marine supply.... but a word of caution>>> they are hard to seal well, use a lot of care. I had a 13 that was soaked, the leak proved to be the drain tube. After drying the foam out as best I could, I re-bedded the new tube with West System. Sandblast or rough sand the exterior of the tube for good adhesion!
lhg posted 09-14-2002 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Lauderdale Marina in Ft Lauderdale has all of these brass tube sizes in stock, and the tool you need to install them. They'll rent it for $10, or sell you one for $35. Give them a call.
FL 88 Montauk posted 09-15-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for FL 88 Montauk  Send Email to FL 88 Montauk     
Thanks to all. West Marine only carried the plastic tube for the engine well tubes, but I will try some marina shops. Marine Max in Clearwater only had the same things (whaler shop), but I don't think the guy knew what he was talking about. My wife handled the transaction and knew exactly what to ask for, but he sent her away with a 4" plastic tube and some 4200. He didn't believe it was 9" and brass.

I am planning on calling both the Lauderdale shop and the Twin cities marina someone mentioned in an earlier thread.

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