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    Excuse my ignorance, but I'm reasonably new to the technical level of pontoon ownership, but what is the purpose of these fittings? I thought it was to drain water, but in the event a pontoon has to drain water from one of the pontoon logs, isn't that a whole other problem?

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    You are correct jgruberman. I managed to run upon a wing dike last year when the river was 1' higher than normal (I knew it was there, just not "there." A new sandbar made me think it was a bit further away.) The plugs will allow me to verify that my logs are watertight when I remove it for its annual inspection/algae washing. My boat didn't come with them so I have to install them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belercous View Post
    You are correct jgruberman. I managed to run upon a wing dike last year when the river was 1' higher than normal (I knew it was there, just not "there." A new sandbar made me think it was a bit further away.) The plugs will allow me to verify that my logs are watertight when I remove it for its annual inspection/algae washing. My boat didn't come with them so I have to install them.
    Got it - so the plugs isn't so much for any other purpose than checking to make sure there is no water inside from an impact/dent/ding? Ideally, no log impacts so ideally they'd never be opened?

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