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Since I pulled the boat out for Ike I thought I would do some maintenance and such. I am going to replace all the plugs and was wondering if there was a difference in plugs from Walmart or Academy? Is there a brand I should look for or avoid? We use both the t-handle and flip handle kind. Thanks in advance for info.
 

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t-handle, in stainless from boaters world.
i personally keep away from the flip up ones, they bend to easily.
 

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Pocboy said:
Are the stainless better than the brass?
I've had the same brass plugs on my boat since it was new in 1996. I would say if something that cheap can last twelve years, no they are not.
 
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My dad lost one one time while trying to drain the boat as we were running down Mud Cut. He said, "Son...how much gas do we have?" I replied, "About 5 gallons...why?" He replied, "Keep driving until you see an Academy." Those were some fun times! We ended up putting a popping cork in the hole that was rigged with duct tape to make it leak resistant. We fished a few more days like that with no problems.
 

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take the hooks off a corky and use it in an emergency as a plug. been there, done that . fished all day and lived to tell about it

neccesity is the mother of invention.
 

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Stumpgrinder said:
take the hooks off a corky and use it in an emergency as a plug. been there, done that . fished all day and lived to tell about it

neccesity is the mother of invention.
That's a great idea... filed away for when I'll need it. Thanks,

Craig
 

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While we're on the subject, anybody know who carries 3/4 inch plugs. Every place I've been to carries every size except 3/4.
 
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