Boat plug, inside or out?

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  1. Huntndogs

    Huntndogs Senior Refuge Member

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    I have always run the plug on the inside of the boat, but it would be so much easier to get in and out from the outside. What are you doing?
     
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    Rangerbob Senior Refuge Member

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    I run mine on the inside, but I also run an automatic bilge pump. I have seen plugs get knocked out by stumps when on the outside.
     
  3. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I run mine on the inside if I'm running thru brush etc.

    Mine is a little hard to put in so I put it in from the outside if I'm on a lake with no brush etc.

    Either way, I keep mine tied to the motor with 2+ foot of cord.
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Never seen one fall off the boat when it was on the inside.
     
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    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    I,ve got both types on different boats. If you go with the outside plug get the screw in type. Tightened against the o ring they don,t come out unintentionally. If drain plug is in a hard to reach area inside boat they definitely make life much easier. Always carry an extra plug no matter which you choose.
     
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    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    I dont know if my plug came out ( an inside plug, thankfully fell in the boat ) due to ice or from being old, loose, etc., but right after it did one icy morning, I have it tied to my motor as well.
    Keep the string long enough there is no tension on the plug, but short enough that should the string / plug go over the transom it wont get entangled in the prop.

    I've known of a few guys who have lost their outside plug to the depths....I'll keep mine on the inside.
     
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    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    Put on either side, just make sure you have spares......in the boat
     
  8. Huntndogs

    Huntndogs Senior Refuge Member

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    I always carry a couple spares. I like the tether idea...
     
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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I've seen them both ways. The one boat I have now with a drain plug has it on the inside, but it's easily accessible. If if weren't easy to access, I'd have no problem putting it in from the outside, but I'd tether it. (even mine, on the inside, is tethered so it won't get lost in the dark)
     
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