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Old 18-08-2011, 10:13   #1
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Holes in My Transom - I Don't Know What They're for . . .

The boat i just bought not the one in the picture but exactly same model. Has the two holes in the transom, im not sure if they are intended there for drainage or they are supposed to be plugged ? Anyone have any ideas ?

The holes are above deck, i was thinking maybe the boat goes on its side a lot and they are used to drain the water ? The scary/weird part is that im thinking they are too low so the water will get in always.

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Old 18-08-2011, 10:20   #2
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Re: Holes in my transon, i dont know what they are for

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Looks like they are drain holes for use when keeping the boat on the trailer.
Go to your neighborhood boating supply store and purchase a couple of transom drain plugs. They typically are rubber with a lever that causes them to expand and stop up the drain hole securely. You will need to know the diameter of the holes. Buy a spare for when you lose one. Insert them before putting your boat in the water and remove after pulling your boat out of the water.
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Old 18-08-2011, 10:21   #3
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Re: Holes in my transon, i dont know what they are for

They should have flaps over them to allow water out but not in.
Pretty sure you can buy them at a yacht chandlery.

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Re: Holes in my transon, i dont know what they are for

They are bailing plugs.... get some one way valves or bungs for them
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Re: Holes in my transon, i dont know what they are for

Ok, great so now i know they are intended to be plugged.
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Re: Holes in my transon, i dont know what they are for

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Ok, great so now i know they are intended to be plugged.
Not all the time. If you sail the boat in a good breeze, they will act as self-bailers. The flow of water is off the boat bottom, the transom will therefore be completely exposed, and will not back-feed into the boat.
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