Monday, September 26, 2016

AUTOMATIC BOAT PLUG?

INSTALLING AND REMOVING BOAT PLUGS AT THE PROPER TIME IS A VITAL PART OF TRAILER-ABLE BOAT LAUNCHING AND RECOVERY.

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Fail to install the boat "scupper" or "bilge" plug before launching from the trailer and you wind up taking on water very quickly like the folks illustrated above. Forget to remove the plugs upon retrieval of your boat from the water and it can become unstable on the trailer, or cause mold to form in the bilge over time. We have always taught that the boat plug belongs on your launch and retrieval check lists.
 Fail to pay attention to this simple device and in the proper order and you invite disaster. We still believe in the intrinsic safety of simplicity. Use a launch and retrieval check off list, make sure the boat plug is on it. However many people find that too complex and for years an "automatic" solution has been sought. Such "automatic boat plugs are out there, none are perfect. One man has a crowd funding campaign going for an improved version. If you would lik eto learn more and see a brief video on the automatic boat plug options check out this crowd funding appeal. Click on the URL below:

https://www.reddit.com/r/boating/comments/53816v/automatic_boat_plug_kickstarter_need_800_backers/?st=it7ldzkr&sh=e8228645#538768

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