One of the most important but least noticed parts of a boat hull is the humble drain plug. This small part plays a big role in keeping your boat afloat. After all, if you remove this little piece from the stern while you are on the water, you will soon find yourself under the water. That will be a memorable lesson.
Of course, the drain plug is really designed for more positive purposes than simply scuttling your pride and joy. While under way, you can easily drain excess water from your boat simply by accelerating and removing the plug. On land, if your boat is on a trailer and has been filled with water by a summer storm or water sloshing over the gunwales, pulling the plug offers a similarly easy way to drain the water.
Because a drain plug is so crucial to keeping your boat floating, it’s smart to carry an extra one in case of loss or failure. You should also make sure to promptly replace a drain plug that is corroded or faulty.
We carry brass hull drain plugs in a variety of sizes and styles to suit just about any boat. You might also consider getting an injection-molded nylon keychain drain plug. You’ll have it on you for temporary emergency use if you need it. That’s what we call really affordable boat insurance.