Unidentified sole plug (CS27) - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-08-2009 Thread Starter
1977 CS27 ~ Ravat
 
cghubbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, NY (PYC)
Posts: 161
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Unidentified sole plug (CS27)

Can anyone tell me what the purpose of this little plug thing in the floor of my CS27? It's located in the middle of the sole between the head and the closet.

My first thought was that it could be used to lift the floor for bilge access, but the floor is bunged in there nice and tight, so it's not moving. Am I missing some higher cosmic purpose?

Thanks,
Chris


CS27 #1254 ~ Ravat
PYC, Lake Ontario

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cghubbell is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 09-08-2009
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,534
Thanks: 104
Thanked 310 Times in 300 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Maybe just an access hole to stick a shop vac nozzle in there to suck out some water???

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 09-10-2009
Senior Member
 
CS271409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Great White North
Posts: 315
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
I'm quite certain it is intended as a grip to lift the floorboard out. I have it in my CS27 and that's what I use it for. My floorboard between the head and the hanging locker comes out easily but I don't have the Teak and Holly sole. I saw the same "plug thingy" on several boats at the Port Credit Boat Show 2 weeks ago... I don't recall if it was on a new or used boat.

Dave S
CS27 #1409
Good Idea
Lions Head, Ontario

Dave S
Georgian Bay, Ontario
Catalina 34 - "Good Idea"
CS271409 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 09-11-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
It gives you access to the bilge and the keel bolts. Most importantly a visual check to see if you have any water in the bilge. You should be able to lift the sole using this handle
ntspinner is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice refinishing teak and holly sole mcagney Gear & Maintenance 21 03-10-2015 08:08 PM
Source for Oil drain plug bestfriend Gear & Maintenance 6 01-25-2007 06:40 PM
Universal m35 leak at drain plug sailingdeacon Gear & Maintenance 1 01-07-2005 11:21 AM
A Renewed Cabin Sole Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-23-2001 07:00 PM
Refurbishing Cabin Sole d14carter Gear & Maintenance 3 07-19-2001 08:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome