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Offline aquachigger

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Drain plug replacement ideas?
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:18:35 AM »
I seemed to have "misplaced" a drain plug and that got me to thinking about safe, homemade alternatives to ordering a new one. My used boat came with a whittled tree branch with duct tape around it, but I fear a-sinking if I ever needed to depend on it. What have you guys used that has worked or not? 
I do see replacement ones online but if you guys have a better idea, I'm all ears.

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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 02:55:16 PM »
Replace the whole thing is best. Pain reaching the nuts Mokai use to fasten them, I use 10-32 brass heat set inserts instead.
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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 09:07:37 PM »
I seemed to have "misplaced" a drain plug and that got me to thinking about safe, homemade alternatives to ordering a new one. My used boat came with a whittled tree branch with duct tape around it, but I fear a-sinking if I ever needed to depend on it. What have you guys used that has worked or not? 
I do see replacement ones online but if you guys have a better idea, I'm all ears.

Thanks for sharing your problem. I'm going to zip-tie mine onto the handle used for lifting the Mokai..directly above the plug.
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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 09:41:31 PM »
Replace the whole thing is best. Pain reaching the nuts Mokai use to fasten them, I use 10-32 brass heat set inserts instead.

Will do.Thanks.

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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 09:42:47 PM »
Thanks for sharing your problem. I'm going to zip-tie mine onto the handle used for lifting the Mokai..directly above the plug.

Make sure you leave enough slack so that you can screw it in. At least I figure that might be important.

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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 09:52:10 PM »
You could also use some braided fishing line to tie the plug off to the strap. 50lb test ought to be tough enough.
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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 10:42:46 PM »
Good idea. Now I'm thinking of using Cheri's Amsteel for that and the tow package. Some research suggests not to use a metal carabineer on the metal eyehooks, same reason mountain climbers don't?
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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 10:31:24 PM »
You could also use some braided fishing line to tie the plug off to the strap. 50lb test ought to be tough enough.

I've decided to leave the plug alone. My thought is that something like a branch or stronger might get caught on the string and cause the plug to loosen or worse.
Any thoughts on what to use to fix a leaky plug while out on the water?
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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 10:37:46 PM »
Tighten it and leave it alone. Haven't heard of anyone having an issue with one that was in good condition. The only ones that I've seen leak, were due to Mokai not tightening the screws and trusting the worthless gasket that it used. Both of yours should be sealed up and tight.  \./8
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Re: Drain plug replacement ideas?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 10:46:03 PM »
Tighten it and leave it alone. Haven't heard of anyone having an issue with one that was in good condition. The only ones that I've seen leak, were due to Mokai not tightening the screws and trusting the worthless gasket that it used. Both of yours should be sealed up and tight.  \./8

Thanks  :)
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