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Installation Of Transom Drain

Water weighs ten pounds per gallon.  One hundred gallons weighs half a ton.  This hull holds more than a hundred gallons.  An accident that happens to fill a hull with water weighs more than what any person or group of people can easily handle and requires a bailer and transom drain.  Adding a transom drain to any boat is a necessity.

I placed the transom drain near the centre support.  Marking and drilling was easy.  Enlarging was easy as well in the aluminum using a die grinder in my drill.

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…and an addition of a rubber washer makers it watertight…

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For a few dollars for the brass fitting and two dollars for the plug it was an easy, convenient, and needed addition.

Transom Drain

A brass fitting that serves as a very inexpensive transom drain can be purchased at any plumbing supply business. A brass reducer that corresponds in size to the boat’s drain plug can mechanically be bolted through the transom, and/or fitted with gaskets, and/or siliconed into place, and/or be epoxied into place, depending on your desires. When the time comes this will be bolted on, using a plastic stiffener (inside hull), and sealed with silicone.  This plug only cost me a few dollars.

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