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BrianT

Plug Question

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BrianT

Hey guys, I just noticed while I was under my boat, 2012 VLX, I have 2 threaded plugs just a little back and on both sides of the prop shaft. I looked up them and they both have nothing in them. I pushed up a screw driver a little and it bottoms out but I doesn't feel like metal. I have had the boat out a few times and at the end of the day when I pull the plug in the center I have water up to about my wrist. Is this anything I need to be concerned about?

Thanks

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Pistol Pete

Pictures?

Standing water in the bilge up to your wrist is way too much if you ask me.

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BrianT

I thought the bilge is at the back by the engine?

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Pistol Pete

The bilge is anything under the floor.

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BrianT

Right...... Thought you meant the pump, should have read it better...

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Pistol Pete

You need to update the boat you have listed in your profile, it shows a 2010 VLX.

Do you have 2 boats? (lucky dog!)

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BrianT

I'm off the a good start here... Typo it is a 2010 not '12

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TallRedRider

From under the boat, the ballast pumps are located where you are describing. THere is one on each side, about even where the prop shaft exits the boat and there should be more up front for the center and rear ballast tanks.

You are sticking a screwdriver into your ballast pump is what I guess.

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BrianT

From under the boat, the ballast pumps are located where you are describing. THere is one on each side, about even where the prop shaft exits the boat and there should be more up front for the center and rear ballast tanks.

You are sticking a screwdriver into your ballast pump is what I guess.

Thanks, I was very gentle while I "probed" around. I see you are from St. George, my brother lives in South Ogden and is a Deputy in Morgan County.

Nice country down there.

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dlb

Your water issueis not solved yet. I suspect you prop shaft seal needs tightening.

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BrianT

Your water issueis not solved yet. I suspect you prop shaft seal needs tightening.

I will have that looked at. Thanks

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