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Why two plugs on my 130 Sport?
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posted 06-14-2004 03:39 PM ET (US)
What's with the two plugs on my 2000 130 Sport? One is right under the pilot seat and the other is where you would expect to see one on the transom. What gives?
posted 06-14-2004 10:22 PM ET (US)
Good question. When you find out be sure to let me know would ya??
On my '03 130 Sport I always use both plugs. Both in before launch and both out for clean up. I've found that the best drainage for clean up is to have the boat level. The water drains out the center drain hole well this way. I've tried raising the bow and using the rear drain hole for clean up but it's obvious that wasn't the designers purpose for the rear drain. :)
I did find a good use for the rear drain however when a very kind and considerate boater gave me about 4 inchs of river water by way of his wake. Got up on plane, pulled the rear plug, lost the water, replaced the plug, caught up to the nice man and thanked him for his gift.
posted 06-14-2004 11:29 PM ET (US)
2 plugs? Thats funny my 04 has 3! the two you guys talk about and another up in the anchor locker. The aft plug is obvious, but the mid plug is left off while it sits in the water. Rain water drains out of this one really nicely. But put it back in before you climb back in the boat. If you are really hot one day try taking the mid plug out while at cruising speeds!!!!!
posted 06-15-2004 09:03 AM ET (US)
Thanks, I just found the third one last night in the bow locker. So I take it I'll get a shower if I leave the mid plug out when under way?
posted 06-15-2004 10:01 AM ET (US)
Okay I'll bite. What is the obvious purpose of the aft drain?
posted 06-15-2004 05:34 PM ET (US)
I would think the aft drain would be for draining while underway, or on a trailer.
posted 06-15-2004 09:47 PM ET (US)
After 2 years with mine, I finally got stranded with enought water on board to find out about the aft plug. I had read on here a while back about a guy who pulled the middle one while underway, and had a geyser! So, I pulled the aft plug while cruising, and the boat drained!
I was also glad to learn, belatedly, that you can leave out the middle one, like it says above, in the water and the rain will drain.
posted 06-22-2004 10:37 PM ET (US)
Draining with the aft pug while underway works great as long as your going pretty close to full throttle and planing, otherwise the water kind of sloshes in and out, but mostly out. We used it this past weekend to rinse off the deck after being out fishing and generally making a mess of my nice new boat. Also used it after taking the top inch of a couple of two-footers over the bow while being an idiot on Little Bay de Noc this past weekend. Lesson learned: don't point your 13 foot whaler directly at the big waves while at trolling speed.
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