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Old 08-10-2009, 05:37   #1
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hi people,

i got this boat given to me and i do not know what make it is.i need a plug for the back of it so thats why i need to find out the make.the person who gave it to me cant remember the name of it.i am a new to sailing is this a good boat?

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Old 08-10-2009, 06:43   #2
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Not sure what kind of boat that is but as long as she floats and gives you some enjoyment/entertainment, I'd say she's a good boat. The hole you need to plug in the back may be standard pipe thread in which case a properly sized brass or even nylon plug would work. If not, you could buy something like this (and if the plug doesn't fit, replace the whole assembly):

West Marine: Drain W Plug, 1'' BLK Nylon Product Display 710 4294967008&Ne=69&Ntt=plug&Ntk=Primary Search&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&Nao=0&Ns=0&keyword=plug&isLTokenUR L=true&storeNum=6&subdeptNum=502&classNum=698
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:18   #3
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You don't need to know the boats manufacturer to find a drain plug that will fit.

Some drain plugs are threaded and some have a rubber plug where you move a little lever arm or turn a threaded T that squeezes the plug causing it to expand in the hole.

They are all standardized sizes and as Ishmael says, try West Marine or any good boating store.
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Stuff the hole with paper towel. Yes really. Worked in my famiy for the last 50 years that I know of.
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How about a cork and a piece of string
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Sit back. Open a bottle of wine. Empty it in a fashionable way with some freinds. Place the cork in the hole.
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Aloha Seanie,
Looks like a fun racer. The insignia on the sail will give you a clue as to what boat it might be. Also most boats have a manufacturers plate or ingraving somewhere on the inside of the cockpit.
For plugs you can look in a West Marine www.westmarine.com catalog for replacement plugs or you can check at www.APSLTD.com
Beckson makes the screw or twist in type plug.
Some dinghies have two plugs, one for the cockpit and one for the inner hull beneath the liner. Make certain they are both in when you launch.
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That appears to maybe be an "international 505".... racer
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I was going to say a '420' as a guess.
I second or 3rd the idea of a wine bottle cork. If it is too small it can be built up with duct tape. If it is too big it can be carefully whittled down with a razor blade or sharp knife. Keep an extra one and some duct tape on board just in case.
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thanks very much that was very hepful.how do i rig it if i was to sell it would it be worth much
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It is indeed a 505 - well established class racing dinghy.
Hard to value as depends on location and condition - but if it was given to you for nix guess anything more than $1 is a profit, eh?
Good luck - hope you end up sailing her as opposed to selling her.
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