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Brass Drain - does it wear out?

MrXC

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My Laser takes water into the cockpit from the drain. I installed a new autobailer, which helped but did not fully resolve the problem. I cleaned the brass plug and put waterproof grease on the plug which helped a bit more. My only remaining theories are the brass drain is worn or the fit is imperfect due to the cold weather. Thoughts?
 
My Laser takes water into the cockpit from the drain. I installed a new autobailer, which helped but did not fully resolve the problem. I cleaned the brass plug and put waterproof grease on the plug which helped a bit more. My only remaining theories are the brass drain is worn or the fit is imperfect due to the cold weather. Thoughts?
Are you sure that water is getting into the cockpit from behind the brass fitting? It’s not uncommon to get a little water in the cockpit even with the black rubber stopper inserted in the brass fitting. If that’s all it is then it’s no big deal. Post pictures if you can.
 

MrXC

New Member
Are you sure that water is getting into the cockpit from behind the brass fitting? It’s not uncommon to get a little water in the cockpit even with the black rubber stopper inserted in the brass fitting. If that’s all it is then it’s no big deal. Post pictures if you can.
Thanks. The water is definitely coming in between the brass drain and the rubber stopper. Just seems like more than normal. I'll try to get a picture this weekend
 
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