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Old 02 October 2016, 09:26   #1
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Zodiac Pro 470 water drain plug

Hello, am new to this forum and i need your help.

I have a Zodiac Pro 470 and my problem is that there is no water drain plug on it. It has that rubber "flap" tightened with a rope from the inside that drains any water while speeding. My problem is that it takes water in when stationary (fishing) for long hours.

Could i install a normal drain plug ? the excisting hole seems to big for me.

what are your thoughts ?
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Old 02 October 2016, 12:07   #2
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My zodiac had a plug that could be left in when on the water.

Works a treat and not overly expensive - Boat Expanding Drain Plug with Lever 23mm Bung Rib Dinghy Inflatable | eBay
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Old 03 October 2016, 01:24   #3
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My zodiac had a plug that could be left in when on the water.

Works a treat and not overly expensive - Boat Expanding Drain Plug with Lever 23mm Bung Rib Dinghy Inflatable | eBay
Thanks i will look into that, nees to measure because i think the hole on my boat looks way bigger
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Looks too big for most drain plugs couldn't you fit a standard elephants trunk instead that flap looks like it's doing the same job
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Old 03 October 2016, 04:07   #5
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Looks too big for most drain plugs couldn't you fit a standard elephants trunk instead that flap looks like it's doing the same job
Its around 50mm i couldnt find a plug that big
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It looks like it's designed to take the place of an elephants trunk but obviously doesn't seal as well
I'd look at some of the rib builder websites for a trunk to fit , henshaws or rib shop or Paul Tilley they are all members on here and should be able to supply a trunk to suit
The problem with a bung is when you want to fast bail you struggle to get the bung out
Unless you can find something like a tapered bung you could push in from inside so it's easy to get back out if needed
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It looks like the factory style drain assemble was removed and replaced with what is there.
Can you post a photo of the inside of the drain?
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Replace it with a scupper and a plug.

https://www.amazon.com/Perko-0323DP-...2WD9J0MMY3HPTT
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Replace it with a scupper and a plug.

https://www.amazon.com/Perko-0323DP-...2WD9J0MMY3HPTT
Largest self expanding plug i could find was .40mm. So its no good , i guess i will have to try a scupper and a plug how would i secure the scupper inside the hole? Waterproof silicone or something?
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You can order the correct parts through any zodiac dealer. Feel free to PM me with your serial number and I can confirm correct parts if you are in the US.
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