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lakedog

Need Drain Plug

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lakedog

Broke the Brass T-Handle on my thru hull drain plug that is located under the v-drive on my '04 Wakesetter. Any idea on where I can order one?

I know I can make the trek to the Malibu dealer but I am on the road traveling the next few weeks and it is easier to order if I can find a source.

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Malibuswany

I left both of mine on my swim step when I left for the three hour drive to Havasu. Needless to say I need two of them.

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Pistol Pete
Tell 'em Pistol Pete sent you.

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Ronnie

or your local dealer.

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Pistol Pete

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lakedog

Thanks for the quick response. I'm not near my boat and from memory isn't it a 3/4" plug? verses a 1/2"?

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Bake's Marine

It's definitely a 3/4, i don't think the o-ring style came out until 2006.

It should be this one but I'm not 100% sure.

-Paul

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onamission

It's definitely a 3/4, i don't think the o-ring style came out until 2006.

It should be this one but I'm not 100% sure.

-Paul

Our 05 was built in Feb. and has the O-ring style.

To be safe, but both and return the wrong one.

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BaBaLoO

Our 05 was built in Feb. and has the O-ring style.

To be safe, but both and return the wrong one.

Is there a wrench to take the plugs out? cant get my middle T plug out becuase it was over tightened i guess, also cant get a good grip because of the ballast pumps.

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Bake's Marine

Is there a wrench to take the plugs out? cant get my middle T plug out becuase it was over tightened i guess, also cant get a good grip because of the ballast pumps.

If you look at the base of the plug (above the threaded part) you will noticed that there is a hex Head there that you can put a 9/16 open end wrench on.

PS: If you are needing a wrench to remove your T-plugs, they are getting put in way too tight.

Paul

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Baddog

Is there a wrench to take the plugs out? cant get my middle T plug out becuase it was over tightened i guess, also cant get a good grip because of the ballast pumps.

Try "much less than copious" doses of PB Blaster and let is soak for a bit. That should help free it up for removal. Don't ever put it in that firmly, it's not needed.

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martinarcher

If you look at the base of the plug (above the threaded part) you will noticed that there is a hex Head there that you can put a 9/16 open end wrench on.

PS: If you are needing a wrench to remove your T-plugs, they are getting put in way too tight.

Paul

That's for sure! Our middle T plug gets pulled every time we leave the lake and it comes out nice and easy.

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Pistol Pete

I don't know how crazy I'd get with PB blaster and letting it sit on the "unfinished" gel/glass.

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Baddog

I don't know how crazy I'd get with PB blaster and letting it sit on the "unfinished" gel/glass.

One should NEVER go crazy with PB Blaster. Face it, the stuff stinks huge. You only need to put enough on to soak the threads in question, nothing more. And wipe up the excess because it stinks huge. Trust me on this.

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Pistol Pete

So, maybe someone should edit out the "liberal doses"?

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Baddog

So, maybe someone should edit out the "liberal doses"?

Done, and thank you for your diligence. Liberal doses and PB Blaster should never be used in the same sentence.

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BaBaLoO

Try "much less than copious" doses of PB Blaster and let is soak for a bit. That should help free it up for removal. Don't ever put it in that firmly, it's not needed.

sounds good ill will try that and keep you updated, never taken it out so hopefully wasnt over tighted, seems like the best point to drain

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Baddog

sounds good ill will try that and keep you updated, never taken it out so hopefully wasnt over tighted, seems like the best point to drain

If the plug has never been removed, when you do get it out you might want to do a strenuous wire brushing of both thread surfaces so it goes in, and comes out much easier next time.

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SunriseH2OSkier

It's definitely a 3/4, i don't think the o-ring style came out until 2006.

It should be this one but I'm not 100% sure.

-Paul

Hey Paul, do you sell the hull fitting as well? I've thought in the past about adding one of these to my ski locker to facilitate draining. May not be worth the effort - currently using a hand pump to empty it out.

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board brained

Question: (dont mean to high jack thread)

I have 07 vride, it only has two drain plugs, one t handle mid by the belly balast and the one in the transom. All the literature i read says there should be one under the vdrive? I do not have one there?

should i?

Shawn

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