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Old 18 March 2007, 18:39   #1
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Transom tube/bung wanted

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I want to fit a drain plug to the transom on my Ocean, so I can leave it out when its sat on its trailer and it wont fill up with rain water(AGAIN).

But what I really want is a combination of the two images below. (Yes I know they are different materials, but I'll have all Brass or all Stainless.)
A proper through Hull tube that can be sealed in well, but with a screw in bung in the outer end. I don't want one of those silly little plastic jobs, that won't go right through the Transom.

I haven't been able to find one anywhere, and am thinking I'll have to fire up the lathe, and get the screw cutting gears out. Has anyone seen one for sale anywhere?

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Old 18 March 2007, 18:44   #2
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Does the brass transom bung in the pic do the trick?
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Matt Hi.

It's on the right lines, but I'd really like the tube to go right through the transom so I can seal around it properly, and the bung to be flush.

I'll bear it in mind though.

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Try a water filler or toilet pumpout fitting as fitted to narrowboats like this
http://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/se...erm=pump%20out
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Why not use the stainless one, or equiv. and whack a standard tapered wood bung( ( on short lanyard) in it. Simple and has worked for a couple of hundred years and probably will for the next couple. Sorry to be so old fashioned.
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I seem to remember some of the pics that Jono Garton posted of one of their new ribs, had a brass bung in it, may be worth asking him?
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How about a water tank filler for a yacht? Same kind of thing as Rick said but probably easier to get on the South coast.
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Hugh Jardon fitted a nice looking stainless one to his Vipermax - it's shown in his build thread.

Edit - here you go, half way down the page: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11902&page=20
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Hugh Jardon fitted a nice looking stainless one to his Vipermax - it's shown in his build thread.

Edit - here you go, half way down the page: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11902&page=20
Actually page 21 has much better pictures of it and mentions that it was bought from Ribcraft
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Thanks all.

HJ's looks good, but some of the pictures show a raw edge inside the hull as it doesn't go all the way through, as mentioned I want a complete tube to go through the transom so there is no way water can get inside the transom ply or laminates.

I'll have a better look at the water filler idea matt but they may be too big a diameter.

I know I'm being fussy, but I know what I want, and will probably end up making it in my lathe if I can get a big enough lump of brass.

As for the wooden bung idea, Not for me I'm afraid.

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