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DAUNTLESS Drain Plug Source
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posted 03-13-2004 03:17 PM ET (US)
I just went to launch my 1999 DAUNTLESS 14 only to discover that bilge drain plug is not on board. I just bought boat and assumed it was with the other hardware. I stopped by WEST Marine; they had a one-inch screw-on but it was too big.
What is the correct plug and where I can get one ASAP?
posted 03-13-2004 03:20 PM ET (US)
Is the Bilge plug a necessary item on at Dauntless?
The good news is that it should not have spoiled a day on the water - I hope you went out without it. That's the beauty of Boston Whaler hulls.
Check for a replacement at your local dealer.
posted 03-13-2004 03:27 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the reply. Yes did ruin the day. water filled up bilge pump area and spread. Went to west marine but no luck. Do you have a telephone nuimber to order a new one?
posted 03-13-2004 03:42 PM ET (US)
HANCE & SMYTHE, INC.
1225 E. BAY AVENUE
MANAHAWKIN, NJ 8050
This is a dealer near you that was provided by Boston Whaler through their Website (a useful tool) located at www.whaler.com
posted 03-13-2004 03:52 PM ET (US)
Perhaps I should retract that statement about the Whaler Web tool being useful. I find it difficult to believe that the nearest dealer to you (being so close to NYC) is 75 miles away and to the south.
Perhaps you can call them today for the correct size and check a more local marine supply store to see if they have it in stock.
posted 03-13-2004 04:11 PM ET (US)
You should be able to figure out the right size at
http://www.whalerparts.com/, though I'm having some trouble
getting it to work today.
Get two and keep the spare on board.
posted 03-13-2004 04:18 PM ET (US)
Chuck - thanks for the site...I was thinking about that, but couldn't get it to work either...thought maybe that it was no longer in operation...
posted 03-13-2004 06:30 PM ET (US)
I have some spare plugs which fit my 18ft.Dauntless and also my present 21ft.Conquest.They are plastic 5/8 in pipe thread plugs with a rubber "o" ring seal.Home Depot plumbing dept. may be able to help you out in a pinch.Your thru fitting is probalby a plastic material try to measure the inside diamter of the hole also use a"o" ring.Good luck with your Whaler.
posted 03-13-2004 07:19 PM ET (US)
I got whalerparts.com to work from my laptop which has an
older version of the AutoCad drawing viewer on it. It wasn't
Can you call the previous owner? Maybe the plug is in the
Is the drain threaded?
posted 03-14-2004 07:12 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the reply. My guess is that the owner put the plug into his pocket or truck without thinking. Called him and he denies.
posted 03-14-2004 09:33 AM ET (US)
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