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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

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Mike Wallace

Adding Transom Drain to Aluminum Boat?

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I have a 14' Alumacraft that I am tired of tipping over to get the water out. I want to install a drain plug, but don't have any aluminum welding experience.

Has anyone ever successfully installed a drain in an aluminum boat without welding and what product did you use?

Thanks for any advice you may have.

Mike Wallace

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you dont even need to do that. Go to a hydraulic shop and get a bung type fitting. it has a flat nut on the side that would go in the boat and a threaded nipple that will fit though the hole in the boat where the drain is. You then put a nut on the outside and you can get a cap to plug it all up. 5 minutes to install. Used them on fire trucks all the time..

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you dont even need to do that. Go to a hydraulic shop and get a bung type fitting. it has a flat nut on the side that would go in the boat and a threaded nipple that will fit though the hole in the boat where the drain is. You then put a nut on the outside and you can get a cap to plug it all up. 5 minutes to install. Used them on fire trucks all the time..

This is the style I've installed before as well.

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