Drain plug

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by LAuman, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Chaswatkins

    Chaswatkins New Member

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    Speaking of drain plugs, mine is leaking. Seems to be weeping by the outside of the plug sleeve. Any suggestions for a fix? Does it screw in tighter or do I need epoxy?
  2. Alan Glos

    Alan Glos Active Member

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    Remove the plug, coat with a little silicon sealer and screw the plug back in. It should not leak but can be opened later with a screw driver if you need to drain the hull.

    Alan Glos
    Cazenovia, NY
  3. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Another day of sailing, and nothing came out of the drain plug—so I think that the one rainy day we had last week—caused rainwater to enter the hull's interior through small cracks in the footwell. Because my Sunfish is stored on rollers, I can see a lot of flex under the footwell. Another "wild-card" in this mix, is that I've switched to a Barrington daggerboard that is a very tight fit.

    Through the drain plug hole, I "routed" what I could reach with a two-foot-long spade bit, but didn't seem to hit any "pay dirt". :oops:

    As to pressure-testing, I'm not inclined to repair a daggerboard leak—if I had one—especially as it's still nice sailing weather. :D

    I did try blowing into the hull, and just got sorta dizzy. ;)
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