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    Default what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    my wayfarer has two simple bungs as bilge plugs. I dont trust them. What are my options?
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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    Why don't you trust them? Tap them in with a mallet from the outside, they'll be hard to undo by hand, water pressure will do the rest.

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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    and keep a few spare in a bag under the deck!

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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    If you are referring to the plugs that are located under the sole, that plug the tubes through the forward and aft flotation tanks, then I see no reason to not trust them. What you show is exactly what I used in my Wayfarer. On the other hand, if you are referring to the drain plugs through the transom, that's another thing altogether. Those plugs should be the screw in variety.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    On the other hand, if you are referring to the drain plugs through the transom, that's another thing altogether. Those plugs should be the screw in variety.

    Jeff
    yes through the transom,i dont belive i have any plugs or tubes in my floatation tanks, my wayfarer is a1963 if it matters
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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    Is that a rubber cork? They make the same thing with a #10-24 machine screw, a washer on each end, and a wing nut which allows you to expand the cork in the hole by squeezing up on the screw. The hole for the screw plus the washers are more or less self sealing.

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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    Is that a rubber cork? They make the same thing with a #10-24 machine screw, a washer on each end, and a wing nut which allows you to expand the cork in the hole by squeezing up on the screw. The hole for the screw plus the washers are more or less self sealing.
    yes it is a cork. Do you have a source for the plug you mentioned?
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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    You need something like this example. There are many variations offered by many merchants.

    http://www.apsltd.com/ronstan-screw-...in-plug-1.html

    Jeff

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    Default Re: what are my wayfarer bilge plug options?

    You used to see a lot of variations on the old flip lever vacuum bottle stoppers on boats. I wouldn't trust these http://www.truefabrications.com/Flip-Top-Stoppers but a little research should reveal something useful.

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