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Old 04-23-2002, 09:05 PM
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Angry Blowing out engine drain plugs!

Does anyone besides me blow out the Merc blue plastic wing nut drain plugs? I broke 3 last year, and 1 this year. I only had the boat out twice this year! I'm thinking of filling the hollow tip of the plug with epoxy to strengthen it. Any other ideas?
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Old 04-23-2002, 09:25 PM
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Mine are all brass or bronze.
Check with West Marine, I remember seeing replacement drains in their catalog and they were brass.
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Thanks, I will.
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If you're talking about the one's on the exhaust, I've never blown one out, but I did break two of them when draining my exhaust for winterizing this fall. I too replaced all 10 with brass one's from a boat us or west marine store for about $1.00 each. 2 exh, 2 block, and a cool fuel per motor, and those cool fuel one's are a ***** to reach...
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