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Scupper Plug Leak Fix (Simple Solution to Annoying Problem)


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#1 mikeyFish

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:40 PM

Scupper plugs can be leaky. This is my fix:

 

use existing plugs with (stainless best):

    1 ea 1/4-20 x 1.25 to 1.5  screw

    2 ea 1/4 hole 1.25 dia fender washers

    1 ea 1/4 wingnut

    2  ea crimp connectors

 

OR

  

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OR

 

Google  “winterizing plug pool”   to get plug or hardware

 

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#2 NOG Admin

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:07 PM

Interesting mod, Mickey. Thanks for sharing.

Have you tried the newer super seal plugs from Native? They work great and are a lighter weight option if you want to shed or count ounces.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:41 AM

On both my Mariners the factory plugs are a loose fit (easily push through) so not a tight seal.

I had some old pool plugs, so it was the quickest solution for me.  

Haven't tried the super seal plugs, I wasn't sure they would fit Mariners. Thanks for the info.



#4 NOG Admin

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:14 PM

Gotcha. The super seal plugs fit both Mariner and Slayer's, standard and propels.

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#5 Mudfish

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 01:18 PM

The Super Seal Plugs are your best and safest option. They have a lip on top so they won't push through, they don't leak, are easy to remove while on the water, and won't damage the hull. I have them on my Mariners and Slayer Propel.

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#6 R HUMM

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:57 AM

What has worked for me on the original scuppers on my Ultimate and Slayer Propel has been to periodically do a good coating with the UV protection 303. I attribute the continued good fit and water tightness to the 303.  I have had my Ultimate Elite (fiberglass) for some time and the original scuppers have never had any issues.  I do like the idea of the super seal plugs and will be my choice at such time replacements are needed.



#7 Mudfish

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:25 PM

Here are some close-up pics of the Super Seal Scupper Plugs in my 2012 Mariner Propel.

The Super Seal Scupper Plugs that came with my 2015 Slayer Propel didn't have the rope, so I added a loop of rope to each plug to make it easier to remove them.


2015 Native Slayer Propel 13 (Camo)
2012 Native Mariner Propel 12.5 (Sand)
2011 Native Ultimate 14.5 with rudder (Sand)

"Fishing is not a matter of life or death . . . it's more important than that!"





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