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Plotman posted 08-06-2003 11:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for Plotman   Send Email to Plotman  
I'm ordering parts to replace the drain tubes on an Outrage 22 I'm picking up this weekend.

I'm curious which tubes people have been sucessful replacing with the new-style plastic drains, and which ones I'm better off using the original brass tubes.

lhg posted 08-06-2003 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I would think that for anything on the hull bottom, the original brass tubes would be best, assuming you can do/find competent installation. From what I have been able to determine, the plastic tubes CAN'T work if the inner and outer hull are not PARALLEL. (Someone here correct me if I am wrong on this)

I tried, unsuccessfully, three trys, to install a new brass tube in the front bow locker thru-hull of my Outrage 25, where surfaces were NOT parallel, using the steel die kit from Twin Cities marine. Could not do it correctly, so I had them do it for me for $37 charge. I discovered they had an older design crimping die that handled the non-parallel hull surfaces.

Brass tubes by Moeller are the ones to get, and are less likely to split.

You can search out a lot previous discussion on this subject.

Royce posted 08-06-2003 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royce  Send Email to Royce     
lhg- I am replaceing the drain tubes on my 25 Outrage also. We are trying to make the plastic ones work. If that does not work--was it Twin Cities that formed the brass tubes for you?
lhg posted 08-07-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Royce, yes, I had Twin Cities do the bow Locker drain tube for me. But it has to be done on the boat. They can't be pre-formed. Only one end of the tube is rolled. The other end is done with the tube in the boat.

Some people have reported an ability to roll the end with a ballpeen hammer by hand. I have never tried this, but seems to make sense when the the inner and outer surface are not parallel.

TomNMiami posted 08-08-2003 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for TomNMiami  Send Email to TomNMiami     
Sorry for gooing off topic, but where is Twin Cities Marine located? I am tring to get a phone number or website, and a web search turns up many such names.


Sal DiMercurio posted 08-08-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Royce, I don't think Ihg lives anywhere near us in N. Calif.
It takes 2 people to do it right, one to block the rolled end with a sledge hammer & the other to peen & round the other end.
I'v had the best luck inserting the tube from the bottom of the boat with the already rolled end on the outside, then having a buddy hold a big sledge up against it from under the boat while I pound the tool from the inside to get it round, & as tight as possible rolled down, & dont forget to just litterally cover that tube with either 42 or 5200 from the inside [ between hulls ] top to bottom before you round the final end, then put some more on the inside of the boat around the final rolled end & be sure you get it all around that metal ring or it will leak in between the hulls.
lhg posted 08-08-2003 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Twin Cities Marine is in Two Rivers, WI, about 100 miles north of Milwaukee. Manitowac WI makes it a "twin city".
Plotman posted 08-10-2003 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
When all else fails try the obvious:
alkar posted 08-10-2003 01:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Sue Lodel is the person you want to speak with. She's a TEN. She's compent, kind, interested, and fun to visit with. She's also good for her word. Always. Try this e-mail address:

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