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Old 03-21-2007   #1
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EZG drain plug help

The hole in my Wavesport EZG 50 was drilled a bit too big for the drain plug in my boat. The plug lets water into the boat even when it manages to stay in place which isn't often. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to fix this and still be able to use the drain plug. I have tried a small o-ring and that didn't work. Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks.

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Two choices.

1) glue it shut with Marine Goop- and never use it again.
2) boat warrenty- that's the manufactors problem. dealing with one now as well.
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I have the same issue. I aqua-sealed it last year and pulled it off for pool season. I stayed dry, that's for sure. The shop has given me $1,000 store credit towards a new boat. This is my second warranty. Bummer.

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Thanks for the suggestions I guess I will just have to seal it shut if I want to stay dry.

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I had to glue mine shut too.

It was stripped from the first day i bought it. Great boat otherwise and i don't really mind because now there doesn't get any water in it.
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Same problem with mine - stripped from day one. And I thought I was the only one. How long have these guys been making boats? Is a drain plug that difficult to manufacture? And why are there screws going through the boat into foam that always slip out? I just sealed up my drain plug and all screws.
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EZG plug

If it's just the whole sizing and the threads on the actual plug are well defined you might just try some type of pipe thread sealer or just the OLE fashion fix all... Duct tape to see if it will be enought to seal it otherwise you are back to everyone elses suggestion of just sealing it permanently. Then you could consider possibly drilling a hole like Jackson kayaks do to aid in the draining process. Beware though that this could maybe screw with any warranty situation.
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