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Old 04-15-2019, 10:36 AM
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Buddy of mine asked my opinion about installing one of these in his boat:

https://www.boatid.com/flow-rite/rem...SABEgLrX_D_BwE

I personally see it as unnecessarily complex, and a point of failure in a pretty critical application, but perhaps I'm old school. I just know I wouldn't consider one for any boat that I own.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:45 AM
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I could see where someone might consider this if their boat was on a lift and they could not easily get to the plug on the outside of the boat but I wouldn't want to build in a failure point into a drain plug. It's like BMWs that got so smart they put an oil level sensor instead of a dipstick.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:53 AM
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I'm with the OP on this one.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:00 AM
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failure point
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:31 PM
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looks like a cheap gimmick, not something I would trust offshore. just my $.02
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:32 PM
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Not on my boat
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:43 PM
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Don't like to swim in deep water..
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:55 PM
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Just get a plug you can unscrew from the inside.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:01 PM
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That’s one lazy captain
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:04 PM
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The description of the product is super lazy. Generic and zero info. The “solution for all your boating needs?”
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:11 PM
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Its not often you see a very lengthy "Disclaimer of Warranties" statement immediately after their glowing sales pitch.
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