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Old 11-04-2019, 05:07 PM
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Hey, dumb question here..
The bilge plug on my new Lund has stripped somehow..?. Almost could not get it out yesterday. I want to place it with a new one. Do I need a special plug so I can keep it attached to the wire like it is now? I can't seem to find one that has the long through bolt so I can attach the nut to keep it on the wire. Any ideas where I can get a replacement?

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(in the picture you can see some metal shavings on the threads, no clue how that even happened)


Edit: found a replacement on ebay
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:13 PM
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I replaced mine with a lever style
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:50 AM
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The replacements come with the cable attached. To remove the old one (at least on my Lund Impact), reach into the access hatch with a screw gun and zip out the screw that holds the cable. Reverse process to install. Tight quarters but very doable. The replacements are cheap, carry a spare.

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Old 11-05-2019, 07:53 AM
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:35 AM
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I went to a brass TEE handle style, the Lund supplied aluminum plug stripped out too easy. I also keep a couple spares in my splash well just in case.
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I went to a brass TEE handle style, the Lund supplied aluminum plug stripped out too easy. I also keep a couple spares in my splash well just in case.



Did you work out a way to attach it to a wire?
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On my 2018 Tyee, the plug also stripped out. I “Cro-Magnonned” the nut and washer off the old plug with pliers and channel locks.

I used the old bolt, washer and nut on a new plug from the hardware store just to keep using the wire from the boat. My wire is affixed to the boat with a rivet (not a screw).

That re-rigged plug has dangled back there for a whole season (150 hours). I do keep a spare just in case it falls off.


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Old 11-05-2019, 09:52 AM
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Did you work out a way to attach it to a wire?
I did not, I just turn the TEE handle parallel with the bottom of the boat. I looked for a brass plug with longer threads but no luck.
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I did not, I just turn the TEE handle parallel with the bottom of the boat. I looked for a brass plug with longer threads but no luck.
Stainless? https://www.cpperformance.com/p-1287...ess-steel.aspx

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Old 11-05-2019, 02:20 PM
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The drain plug is on the bottom of the hull in my boat.
There is a brass receiver in the glass hull and the t-handled brass plug screws into it.

Whenever I leave the water, I remove the plug, and put it into the storage door beside the bilge access hatch. Reverse the process before putting the boat back into the water.

Here in MN. all of the drain plugs need to be removed from a boat while in transit - i.e. to help with AIS critters and plants.
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