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  • Flow-Rite Remote Cable Actuated Drain Plug

    Has anyone put one of these in your boat?

    https://www.wakemakers.com/flow-rite...rain-plug.html

    I would think this would come in handy for folks putting their boats on lifts?
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    1987 Mastercraft ProStar

  • #2
    Seems like great product at first glance, but the small increase in comfort/usability does not overweigh the risk of failure with the chance of complete loss imo...
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    • #3
      Convenience seems interesting, but similar to Stefan, I do not like that at open the plug is protruding down below the hull if using for the center plug. Dangling the dongle feels like breakage waiting to happen.

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      • #4
        With the history of flow right check valves failing, I don’t know I trust this product as good as the ol trusty screw in to keep the boat high and dry.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by swatguy View Post
          With the history of flow right check valves failing, I don’t know I trust this product as good as the ol trusty screw in to keep the boat high and dry.
          +1, seems cool at first glance, but definitely not worth the risk.
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          • #6
            Ya know it’s probably been tested to make sure it works. That said, I still don’t trust it
            -Tolman
            '22 XT23 "Big Kahuna"
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            • #7
              Plastic and an O-ring seal...probably a reason there is just a one year warranty.
              1993 25th Anniversary Limited ProStar 190, #17

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TolCarMan View Post
                Ya know it’s probably been tested to make sure it works. That said, I still don’t trust it
                Tested in the lab a few times, probably. Real world hundreds of times without failure? Probably not.

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                • #9
                  I agree with all of the above.... the concept is great - but doesn't sound like anyone is willing to take the risk and actually install it.... was just curious if anyone has. Doesn't sound like that is the case
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                  2006 Mastercraft X15

                  past:
                  2006 Mastercraft X-1
                  1986 Mastercraft Skier 19
                  1978 Ski Tique
                  1987 Mastercraft ProStar

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                  • #10
                    I wouldn't personally be put off installing one - but on DD boats they are just unneeded.

                    I've seen them on some I/O's because the actual plug is behind the lower unit and you literally need to swim to get to the plug if its on a lift or crawl under with a wrench.

                    I could see it on a big V-Drive too if there was no accessible plug.

                    These are "pull shut" so the lever shows you if its shut or not.

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