Drain plugs

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Drain plugs

Postby weasel » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:38 pm

I am building the tunnel mite just getting started soon here. Does anyone know if it's safe to put a drain plug on the rear transom board towards the bottom? Will it weaken the boats strength or integrity any?

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Re: Drain plugs

Postby gdcarpenter » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:43 pm

Most put them in, none have sunk because of them, I chose not to put them in.
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Re: Drain plugs

Postby jamundsen » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:02 am

I have two but that's because of the design of the interior
One should be fine
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Re: Drain plugs

Postby Roberta » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:03 am

Safe to drill a hole through the bottom tramsom frame pieces on either side of the keel. Seal them up with epoxy and epoxy in a brass sleeve and use the expanding plugs.

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Re: Drain plugs

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:42 am

Drill away brother, like ripping off a hand-aid.t The longer you think about it the more it hurts.
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Re: Drain plugs

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:43 am

Band-Aid

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Re: Drain plugs

Postby weasel » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:02 am

Thanks everyone for the responses, great advice and good help with the photos

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Re: Drain plugs

Postby chugalug » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:17 pm

:D Also perhaps a small drain on each of the sponsons(I'm assuming this boat is a smaller version of the Tunnel King)Might be handy after removing from water and to drain water from hull.otherwise-a handhole and a sponge.or bilge pumps
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