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    Im a newbie, currently restoring my first boat. I just noticed about a 1" hole on the outside bottom right corner of my berkley jet. Looks like some kind of drain, but I think it goes through the hull. Does it need a plug or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMDIDDY View Post
    Im a newbie, currently restoring my first boat. I just noticed about a 1" hole on the outside bottom right corner of my berkley jet. Looks like some kind of drain, but I think it goes through the hull. Does it need a plug or what?
    Yea, that should be the drain plug hole. Gotta put a plug in it. What kind of boat is it? Post up a pic if you can.


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    heres the best pic I have right now, you cant really see the hole, but its on the lower right side of the base of the jet. What kind of plug do I use?



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    should be 1/2NPT

    something like this;

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    HAHA...yeah dont forget to plug that before you launch it...could make for a bad day

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2k5 View Post
    HAHA...yeah dont forget to plug that before you launch it...could make for a bad day
    I have done that before, all I will say is everyone does it once.......thats how you learn

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    Lower righthand corner, like here?




    Mine is not threaded, I've always used one of these drain plugs...


    And yeah, I keep a spare in the boat, just in case.....

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    Have never needed my spare.

    I WILL need it the one time I don't have it tho, Murphy insists.
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    These are what I've usually used:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    Lower righthand corner, like here?




    Mine is not threaded, I've always used one of these drain plugs...


    And yeah, I keep a spare in the boat, just in case.....
    My buddy had a 26' Sleek with an enclosed engine that he used one of these on. His father-in-law installed it from the outside with the ring on the bottom (almost hanging below the boat). They boated about half of the day until my buddy opened it up and about 10 minutes later they were all ankle deep in water. Guess the rushing water pushed it straight and it fell out. He was not too happy.
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    You done got my kentucky ass all confused!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    Lower righthand corner, like here?




    Mine is not threaded, I've always used one of these drain plugs...


    And yeah, I keep a spare in the boat, just in case.....
    I've been afraid of those. Worry about the lever flipping and the plug coming out. Thats why I use the screw type. Maybe I worry to much.

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    It's what came with the boat, I've been using it for 4 years with no problems whatsoever. Had 'em on other boats in the past as well. The lever itself is threaded, like the one CorDogg posted. You tighten it up snug then flip it. I've always pointed it where it flipped upwards and if its tight like its supposed to be, there's no way for it the lever to flip & release the plug.

    Pointing it downward, yeah, I could see where it may cause an issue. But it seems common sense would tell ya not to point it down where it hangs below the boat for passing water to catch it anyway?

    I dunno, to each his own.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman View Post
    It's what came with the boat, I've been using it for 4 years with no problems whatsoever. Had 'em on other boats in the past as well. The lever itself is threaded, like the one CorDogg posted. You tighten it up snug then flip it. I've always pointed it where it flipped upwards and if its tight like its supposed to be, there's no way for it the lever to flip & release the plug.

    Pointing it downward, yeah, I could see where it may cause an issue. But it seems common sense would tell ya not to point it down where it hangs below the boat for passing water to catch it anyway?

    I dunno, to each his own.....
    Yeah I'm with you.....common sense will get you pretty far. I used one of them with my boat too, also making sure to point it upward. I told my buddy it was just as much his fault......it's pretty important to check those kinds of things if you're gonna have someone else do them for you. We joke about it now, but when it happened........not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMDIDDY View Post
    Im a newbie, currently restoring my first boat. I just noticed about a 1" hole on the outside bottom right corner of my berkley jet. Looks like some kind of drain, but I think it goes through the hull. Does it need a plug or what?
    Check out your Bilge Pump,or install a new pump.

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