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  • Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise :)

    Hey guys,

    I got a quick question I just bought a 08 Q4 last weekend and I noticed to while I was cleaing there is a brass plug right beside the regular drain plug. Its on there extremly tight so I didn't force it off. Can anyone tell me whats it for and if i need to keep it off while I store the boat?

    Thanks for the help....

    I post on the tahoe forum and no one repled


  • #2
    Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

    got any pics ??
    ~~ This boat runs on gas, NOT thanks ~~

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    • #3
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      Here is a couple of pics... thanks for the help

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      • #4
        Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

        From the Pix it could be anything.
        The obvious question is, What is on the inside of the plug?
        Is it just a hole in the transom, or is there a hose connected to it going to somewhere?
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        • #5
          Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

          ^+1
          ~~ This boat runs on gas, NOT thanks ~~

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          • #6
            Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

            looks like a garboard drain to me...
            Zak

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            • #7
              Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

              Yep, that's a standard garboard plug and fitting. The question remains as to just what it drains. It's too high to be for the bilge (which uses the other drain in the one picture).
              Bob, Orange County NY
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              • #8
                Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                Im not to sure if I even know what a Garboard Drian is for? very new to boating haha

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                • #9
                  Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                  Technically, a "Garboard Drain" would be the drain next to the Garboard.
                  The Garboard (Old Dutch word) is the first hull plank next to the keel on a wooden ship.
                  Today, the Garboard drain refers to the bilge drain at the bottom center of the transom.

                  Technically, your Garboard Drain is the Black Plastic drain to the lower right of the brass fitting in the photo.
                  The Brass fitting that you have is normally sold for use as a Garboard Drain .... But not in this case.
                  In this case it is just a plugged, fancy Thru Hull Fitting.

                  All of this is interesting but does not answer the original question, "What is the Brass Fitting for? "

                  That takes us back to the other un-answered question posed to you ...
                  "What is on the inside of the Brass Fitting, A hole? A hose to somewhere? WHAT???"

                  Answer that question and you will answer the first question.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                    I have tried to see if there is a hose or anything attached to it, and I am not able to fully get back there. So i'm just not going to worry about haha...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                      take the plug out.... pour water into any compartment you think might drain through it.... when you see water you have found it.... My bet is you have a compartment that doubles as a built in cooler
                      Kevin

                      But, where are the reevets?
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                      1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
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                      • #12
                        Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                        I would but someone said it was a drain for my motor oil, so I don't want oil pouring out. I thought about trying that tho....

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                        • #13
                          Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                          well if it IS for draining oil there will be a hose from it to the oil pan and there BETTER be a valve at the pan AND finally, if it were my boat and it WAS for oil, I'd be getting rid of it.

                          either way, loosen it up and see if oil starts to seep out (I doubt it) or if you find water or air behind it
                          Kevin

                          But, where are the reevets?
                          1981 Wellcraft V-20 CC Fisherman (FREE BOAT)
                          1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
                          1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
                          90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
                          Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
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                          • #14
                            Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                            It is a drain for the engine oil. Loosen the plug, it's attatched to a tether that's attatced to a drain line. Take the cap off the end of the drain line and the engine oil comes out. (Done outside of the boat of course)
                            2008 Regal 2000
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                            • #15
                              Re: Brass Drain Plug... Please Advise

                              smokeonthewater... Why would you get rid of it if its for oil?


                              bellhop... how sure or you its for oil? and is there any reason why I would need to take the plug out?

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