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Drain Plugs

Drain plugs for small sailboats

Drain Plugs

We stock a variety of drain plugs for small sailboats. At first glance they may all look similar, but there are subtle variations in size, housing and threading. 

How to choose the right plug?
They may all look interchangeable at first glance, but there are subtle differences amongst the different drain plugs so be sure to look closely at what you need to ensure a proper fit. If you are replacing the plug and the housing, the critical dimensions to measure are the screw hole spacing, and the plug hole diameter. If replacing the plug only and the housing is still installed on your boat, then it is crucial to purchase the same plug you had previously. If unsure, it is often quicker and easier to install a whole new unit (housing and plug). 

Commonly used plugs per boat model/year:

There are some commonly used plugs, though it is important to remember that any any point there could have been a substitution made. 

Shop by screw hole spacing:

Shop by plug hole diameter:

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