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jameskchandler posted 04-05-2003 09:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for jameskchandler   Send Email to jameskchandler  
Anyone have any suggestions for fixing leaky scupper valves ? The boat takes on several inches of water when sitting at anchor or just floating around. I suspect it is those rubber flapper things do not seal well when drifting around in the lake. My 13' 1995 Dauntless does this a lot, even when boat was new, so I hesitate to replace them with same flappers.
Lagged posted 04-05-2003 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lagged  Send Email to Lagged     
I use i 1/4 rubber plugs from West Marine to plug mine up. When it gets real snotty I just pull them and most of the water drains out while underway. I have a really bad case of it with a 50 Yamaha, Pate tank, 2 batteris, the works.
Lagged posted 04-05-2003 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lagged  Send Email to Lagged     
make that 1 1/4" plugs
rkong posted 04-06-2003 04:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for rkong  Send Email to rkong     
I put the ping pong type ones on and it fixed the leaks on my dauntless 15.
LMJHB posted 04-06-2003 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for LMJHB  Send Email to LMJHB     
I installed "Rabud" ping pong plugs and they did not improve the leakage, much. I believe there is another brand available. The 1 1/4" plugs work.
JohnJ80 posted 04-08-2003 12:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ80  Send Email to JohnJ80     
I installed the Rabud ping pong ball ones on my D15 and they worked great.

I think, though, that it is important to see how close to the water - or at least how much time under the water, the ping pong balls are. That may account for the differences noted.

My boat has a light motor (250Lb 70Hp) for a D15 so I am not as close to the water as those that have heavy motors. That may be a factor.

jameskchandler posted 04-13-2003 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameskchandler  Send Email to jameskchandler     
I have ordered the 1 1\4" rubber plugs and the Rabud ping pong plugs, I will try them both. I want to thank you all for the help.
Looking forward to dry feet !!!! ....Jim
BWdaunt18 posted 04-16-2003 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for BWdaunt18  Send Email to BWdaunt18     
I owned a 1995 Dauntless 13, 40 Yamaha for several years. I had the same trouble.

I contacted Chuck Bennett via the Whaler web site and he sent me a set of Rabuds for free. I installed them and the water problem went away and I maintained the self-bailing character.

Go with the Rabuds. It will do the trick.


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