Originally Posted by bornyesterday
I can see that such a plug could completely drain a bilge keeler's or a small boat's hull. Other keel types though - how is the plug going to be anywhere near the lowest point?
I don't understand wanting to make yet another hole in the hull rather than just pumping out the bilge once the boat's ashore.
Pumping the boat out once? How about after every time it rains.
Some old boats have leaks
. Let's say the owner decides to store the boat on the hard
for years unattended then removing the plug keeps the water
in the bilge to a bare minimum. On top of that if you have a couple solar
fans installed, the boat, once opened after years in storage
, actually is in decent shape inside without a damp or musty smell.
I'd get a bronze plug though just so you can relax.