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    Default Drain holes...????

    How come some MFG's have there drain ports on top?
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    Malcolm ( Goofy )
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    Malcolm,

    The plug on the back of the tube in pic 1 is the drain plug and the plastic plug on top of the tube in pic 3 is a vent plug. In order to completely and quickly drain the tube, the top plug needs to be removed so the tube will drain faster.

    Lakebum (Louis)
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    I think Lakebum has it right. My 1998 Tracker had those and the plastic plug itself had about a 1/8 inch vent hole in it. It did not have drains though, the dealer had to put some in when the tubes cracked and had to be repaired under warranty.
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    Also, the ports on top are used at the factory to pressure test the logs. The plugs on top on my previous toons had a small hole in them for venting like Moser said. Every other toon I've had in the past I have added drain plugs at the bottom. My current boat has the drain plugs are the bottom, but I don't recall seeing any on top..
    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    We put the drain plug in the bottom so it could be drained.
    That's why I asked the question.
    Malcolm ( Goofy )
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    After you added the drain on the bottom how much water did you drain out??
    Is it common to drain tubes?

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    We got about 3gal's of water out of it.
    This happens all the time.
    Malcolm ( Goofy )
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    glad i read this post ,
    i was a little concerned about finding water in my own boat , not much but it was there
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    Old info but still good.
    Malcolm ( Goofy )
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    Fun in finding the drain plugs....
    Malcolm ( Goofy )
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