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So where does one find the "tapered plugs" we're all suposed to have tied (in the appropriate size) to each thru hull/seacock...?

I looked (searched) the store here and didn't find any, (not that they are not there, search feature didn't find them) So where else to look...?

Also how are they "sized"...? I asume to match the outer hole in the boat hull...

And then how is the plug matched..? to end diameter, or further up the taper...?

I hope they just sit and rot in my bilge, but can see where they might come in handy...
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Of course, you can make them yourself with something as simple as a jack knife or a spoke shave, if you like to whittle and have some time on your hands. Just make sure they are made of softwood - pine, spruce, fir, etc.
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Or find a Buddy with a lathe..yeah...That's the ticket..

So what you doing this afternoon Dale..?
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If marine prices shock you, you could always source plugs at your local porn shop.
Not that I have, but apparently Forespar did.

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If marine prices shock you, you could always source plugs at your local porn shop.
Not that I have, but apparently Forespar did.

Wood Plugs Set Of 6

Defender sells a nice variety pack. Cheaper than a lathe.

@bljones; If, say, I was anchored next to you late one night and you saw my disco ball hanging from a halyard, heard the loud bowwa chickachicka bowwa music and the girls giggling, would you assume I was sinking and toss me a plug?
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Don't forget wax toilet ring & plywood disk with string holes for larger holes!.... Dale
For larger holes on the boat,....Right? Right?
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