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Old 21 September 2012, 17:59   #1
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S/R 4M drain plug

HELP!! Can anyone tell me where I can get a new sleeve for the drain plug in the rear of the deck on my S/R 4M. When I was re-building the transom I noticed that the drain plug sleeve was badly corroded (just the lip and about 3/16" of the sleeve left) It is just as well that we were unable to do the Stirling trip this year as I doubt if the plug would of stayed in for long.
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Old 30 September 2012, 05:52   #2
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Among all you rib owners there must be someone who has come accross this problem and mannaged to solve it!! I have looked at the idea of using some aluminium tube to make a new sleeve but salt water will corrode it within a couple of years, the original fitting was made of copper but I cannot get any tube the right size as the "new metric" pipe is not big enough.
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Why not put a plastic one in you can buy a complete bung from a good chandlery for under a tenner
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Assuming it's the standard port side drain, why not make the hole bigger and fit an elephant trunk to it where the drain bung tube is?
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Old 30 September 2012, 15:30   #5
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Assuming it's the standard port side drain, why not make the hole bigger and fit an elephant trunk to it where the drain bung tube is?
The drain plug hole is in the centre about 1 1/2" from the transom
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Old 30 September 2012, 15:42   #6
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Why not put a plastic one in you can buy a complete bung from a good chandlery for under a tenner
I have spent hours trying to find one to match the hole size (hole in deck is 25mm as near as I can tell) I have even tried the dreaded e-bay without any luck. Unfortunately the nearest place (Maryport on the Solway Firth) that has a chandlers is just over 50 miles from us. From past experience I know that they carry very little stuff for small craft.
Do you know of anyone on the site that sells this kind of item?
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The drain plug hole is in the centre about 1 1/2" from the transom
The type that drains into the flooding hull? i think that's a different size from the other type they used.

What diameter is it?
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The type that drains into the flooding hull? i think that's a different size from the other type they used.

What diameter is it?
The hole in the deck is 25mm as near as I can tell. Yes it is the type that drains into the flooding hull.
I have got two brand new plugs and originally was just looking for a new sleeve but it now looks as if I have got to replace the whole thing or try and make something.
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