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Old 11 June 2015, 01:18   #11
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so its safe to leave the trunks in the down position for days at a time while its on a mooring?
That's what it's made to do...unless there's a load in the boat which puts the deck below water level, the water should just flow out of the scuppers...
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Old 11 June 2015, 01:43   #12
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Some of it depends on the boat. Some boats the trunk position is good and no water comes in, others some comes in.

If the lay flat is in good order it will lie flat and so be self closing. Debris can jam it open.

You need confidence no water is coming in (cover?) or confidence it will be leaving (trunk or bilge pump?) Or confidence that full to the top it doesn't kill electrics etc.
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Old 11 June 2015, 03:32   #13
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Normally no need just tie the trunk and its fine.

If you still want to then I guess depends on the size and design of the outlet - may be something from the industrial plumbing world...
You need one of these, I use one as my trunk leaks up or down. They come in all sizes from any DIY or plumbing store. Fit it from the inside so that it is gripping the hole through the transom. Take 10 seconds to fit or remove.

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You need one of these, I use one as my trunk leaks up or down. They come in all sizes from any DIY or plumbing store. Fit it from the inside so that it is gripping the hole through the transom. Take 10 seconds to fit or remove.

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thanks for the info, that looks like exactly what I need

What is the name of that product?
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Old 11 June 2015, 13:16   #15
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thanks for the info, that looks like exactly what I need

What is the name of that product?
Temporary sewer pipe plug, or drain testing plug, at least that's what we call them in the UK. Get the plastic ones as whilst the metal ones are stronger they will rust and leave lovely red stains all over the deck. About 5.00 in the UK, maybe $8.00.

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thanks for the info, that looks like exactly what I need



What is the name of that product?

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you can find plugs at home depot in the plumbing isle they come in 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2". the are compression plugs that have a wing nut that when tightened pull to pieces of plastic against a rubber seal. they are easy to put in and out and take about :15 sec to instal.
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