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Drain plug main body inside or out? 22 Sep 2021 16:02 #114741

That does appear to happen if the corrosion is not removed by some means it will continue to grow.
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Drain plug main body inside or out? 22 Sep 2021 13:11 #114738

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Both the inside and outside rubber had white traces of corrosion where they were in contact with the hull.
 








True. I wonder if, once the corrosion starts, it continues after the thing that started it (...dissimilar metal maybe) is removed?  It looked like they made no attempt to remove any of the original corrosion to its margins, but just covered it up.
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Drain plug main body inside or out? 22 Sep 2021 00:36 #114734

RickG post=114691 userid=965I did get a chance to look closely and poke at it some. I suspect that the repair didn't cause any of that damage. I'm thinking that the drain plug that was installed there was brass or bronze.  Left wet and un-inspected for long enough, they can be bad news...

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...very similar to the damage done to mine. The corrosion was centered on the big hole and whatever was in the vicinity of the new stainless fasteners may have been there before they patched it. I bet it leaked, and when they went to remove and re-seal it, they found the damage and just decided to cover it up rather than do a more complete repair.




I had a Lonestar Cruisemaster where it looked like the whole drain assembly literally fell out of the bottom of the boat leaving an almost perfect triangular hole.
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Both the inside and outside rubber had white traces of corrosion where they were in contact with the hull.
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Drain plug main body inside or out? 21 Sep 2021 20:22 #114732

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Another thing that can cause problems is silicone sealers. Some kinds can etch the aluminum, not from the silicone itself, but because of the acetic acid they contain. Always a good idea to make sure it's labelled as safe for aluminum.

FWIW, Dan's Rocket didn't seem to have any sealer but the rubber gaskets.
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Drain plug main body inside or out? 21 Sep 2021 19:59 #114731

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Wow that is nuts. Where I used stainless hardware I used plastic washers wherever I can, and where I couldn't I used a paste called DuraLac. It’s most likely overkill, but I’d like to see this boat last another 60 odd years.
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 Crap thats huge hole… brass definitely explains everything.

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Drain plug main body inside or out? 20 Sep 2021 14:02 #114691

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I did get a chance to look closely and poke at it some. I suspect that the repair didn't cause any of that damage. I'm thinking that the drain plug that was installed there was brass or bronze.  Left wet and un-inspected for long enough, they can be bad news...

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...very similar to the damage done to mine. The corrosion was centered on the big hole and whatever was in the vicinity of the new stainless fasteners may have been there before they patched it. I bet it leaked, and when they went to remove and re-seal it, they found the damage and just decided to cover it up rather than do a more complete repair.
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I couldn’t be happier to hear that! Thx:) like I mentioned I always wondered I don’t nearly have close to that and you guys haven’t steered me in wrong direction yet.
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Drain plug main body inside or out? 20 Sep 2021 00:00 #114679

Not saying it never happens but in thirty or so years of fooling around with Feather Craft I have not encountered any corrosion from Stainless fasteners.
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