Are boat drain plugs standard size?

The most common for today’s recreational boat is one that fits a 1-inch diameter hole.

What is a Garboard plug?

Various companies make garboard drain plugs, basically threaded bronze fittings that securely plug a drain hole when the boat is afloat and can be opened when it’s on the hard to let out rainwater.

What is the plug in the bottom of a boat called?

A drain plug is a plug that is located at the bottom of your boat’s transom. When you remove this plug, water drains out. If you replace it, it prevents water from coming back in. It is highly important that you remember to drain the water from your boat and then put the plug back in while your boat is on land.

What is a hull plug?

This is a drain plug. When removed from the bottom of your boat’s transom, water drains out. When inserted in the transom, it prevents water from coming back in.

Do boat plugs go on the inside or outside?

Re: drain plug – Inside boat or outside? The kind your looking at should go on the inside. The screw in type, on the outside.

How do you measure a drain plug?

Measure Diameter Measure the width of the plug at the widest part of the threads. If your plug measures 12mm you will need to start looking at plugs in the size range of “M12 x 1.25 to M12 x 1.75″. The “M12” refers to the diameter you measure from the widest part of the threads on your OEM sump plug.

What is a strake on a boat?

On a vessel’s hull, a strake is a longitudinal course of planking or plating which runs from the boat’s stempost (at the bows) to the sternpost or transom (at the rear). The garboard strakes are the two immediately adjacent to the keel on each side.

What is the Garboard strake?

garboard-strake. The first range of planks laid upon a ship’s bottom, next the keel, into which it is rabbeted, and into the stem and stern-post at the ends.

What are the 2 holes in the back of my boat for?

In most boats, you’ll find at least one hole in the back. The hole will have a plug, and you use it to drain water from the boat. On large boats, stringers run from the front (bow) of the boat to the stern (rear) and partition the boat’s interior into sections.

Why does a bilge fill with water?

Water that does not drain off the side of the deck or through a hole in the hull, typically via a scupper, drains down into the ship into the bilge. This water may be from rough seas, rain, leaks in the hull or stuffing box, or other interior spillage.