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I got a 14 ft V-hull that has no drain plug. Does anyone know how to put on in where it wont leak? Also anyone know how to plug a hole up that has a good chance of not leaking either? Cant weld so thats out of the question.

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I'm confused, do you mean it has a drain hole, but no plug for it? If that is the case you can buy drain plugs at most marine stores (wally has them for about $3). The plugs usually have a sort of screw handle. You screw it one way to widen the plug, and another way to make the plug narrow. Then when the plug is approx. the size to block the hole you simple push it into the drain hole, and usually pull the handle down to lock it into place. These are usually really effective. I have a cheap one from wal-mart at aat the end of a long day fishing, I might have 4 or 5 drops of water come in under the plug. My description of using the plug is probably confusing, but when you look at one it'll make sense (hopefully!).

As for covering a hole I have no idea.

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sorry i havent been able to get on lately. Been working alot. I should have said i dont have a hole for a drain plug. anyone know how to put a drain plug hole in?

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Well my PM won't solve that problem, but the same type of components will if you drill a hole for the fittings. Use the marine grade silicone or epoxy.

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May I suggest approaching your local marine boat dealer and asking for assistance?

Drilling in any hull mandates that it be done correctly to avoil leakage and cracks.

You may want to invest the money and have a professional complete the work.

And if the boat does not have a drain plug then maybe the manufacturer does not recommend a drain plug.  How about contacting them and asking before you do any work.

We don't want to see you sink.   ;D

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