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Outrage Drain Tubes - which ones plastic
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posted 08-06-2003 11:36 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-06-2003 02:06 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-06-2003 09:02 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 08-07-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-08-2003 08:35 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-08-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-08-2003 10:18 PM ET (US)
Twin Cities Marine is in Two Rivers, WI, about 100 miles north of Milwaukee. Manitowac WI makes it a "twin city".
posted 08-10-2003 12:05 AM ET (US)
When all else fails try the obvious: www.twincitiesmarine.com
posted 08-10-2003 01:48 AM ET (US)
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