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Old 19 May 2006, 05:10   #11
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that's the hole I'm talking about...
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Old 19 May 2006, 06:33   #12
Country: Ireland
Town: Dun Laoghaire
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Yup, that's the deck sump drain. Mine has one too (in this pic it's hidden under the transom lock bar my insurer required)

Give me a day or two and I'll get you a pic of the plug you are missing.


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Old 19 May 2006, 07:19   #13
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I was missing the plug for this as well and after scouring the market, couldn't find a replacement. Ended up using the plug from a kitchen sink which fitted perfectly and did the trick with a small bit of sealant around it. I then installed a bilge pump in the sump as I just found it tedious to have to keep going to the back of the RIB if I wanted to drain any water out.

I know you shouldn't seal up the only drain hole in case the bilge pump packs in but, all I would have to do is pull out the plug as it only has a small bit of sealant on it that would give way with a bit of force.

Also I would consider moving your battery from that position.It is in a very vulnerable position. If you get swamped and your engine dies along with your battery then you'll have no power, right when you'll need it most. Just a thought
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Old 19 May 2006, 07:37   #14
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