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Found this in the bilge

What is it. It looks like a cap for something but I haven't seen where it goes yet?
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Re: Found this in the bilge

Looks like an oil 'breather cap' for the engine which might be located in a spot that is convenient for re-filling the oil after an oil change. It looks very much like the oil breather cap on my Atomic 3 or 4 engine.
Edit to add: On my engine, when the oil breather cap is off oil can be jettisoned out of the engine by the moving gears.
Edit to add: Which might explain the oily look of something that came from the bilge.
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Re: Found this in the bilge

I agree it sure does look like an oil breather cap. I'll keep looking for where it came from.
The first time on a new boat, so many mysteries.
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Re: Found this in the bilge

Looks like the plug for the hole in the hull to let the water out. Better put it back in QUICK!!!!

Enjoy the forensic fun of trying to figure out "WTF was the previous owner thinking when he did THAT!"

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