RE: Beilge Drain Plug
SailorMike, Thanks for your response. I have never seen a boat without a means to drain the beilge. While* have not worked on them all or seen them all,* have seen a few thousand drain plugs. Several summers working in a marina, and a lifetime of boat owership/combined with my familys, there has always been a drain plug or drain system.That includes a 58'*power boat. In the cold climates up north, you need to be able to insure the bielge is drained before putting ashore for the frozen season.*Usually on a displacement hull or full keel it is in the*center of the *keel. sometimes the drain is removed from exterior and sometimes interior. My surveyor was stumped as well.
It appears you are correct that the Paririe does not have one. However, hull number 8 is about to get one. On dispalcement hulls *they are often called gardboard drains, drains placed on the garboard plank,(first plank next to the keel) on a wooden boat.
Thanks for your response, appreciate the posting. Nice finnish job on the Miss Dot Dee. I can assure you ours will never reach that level of finnish. Hopefully, we can get her going to have some fun.*