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    I asked a couple of fishing buddies this question and got different answers. What say the experts? Has anyone had an issue with plugs on the outside leaking and not being able make an on the water fix? I personally like being able to pull the plugs, dump the fish holds and flush them when underway. The bottom bilge is another story and a PITA.

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    I've always installed mine from the back and I've never had an issue. I've seen it done both ways. I always have a couple spares in the boat encase I lose one.

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    From the back, so water pressure cant blow them out.
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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    from the inside. my scow is self bailing and being able to pull the 3 plugs (one on each gunwale deck troughs and one at the transom) quickly dries the deck after a heavy night's rain.

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    Depends on the boat too i'ld say. On our 30 foot kingfisher the plug is under the swim deck/engine mount so has to be from the outside but on our jetboat put it on the inside. Really easy way to drain rainwater out once on step.

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    Depends on the boat and where the plugs are. The old owner of my boat put it in from the inside so if it ever popped out (or in) it would be inside the boat. Problem is it's under a bench in the back of the cabin. I put it in from the outside because it's easier to pull and put in while on the ramp.

    I can't imagine wanting to pull the plug while under way, and I always keep a spare in case it did pop out I could always stick one in from the inside. I use the screw down ones not the flippy ones and make sure it's tight every trip.

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    One thing for sure....

    Carry spares that are in a secure spot that's easy to find. And buy good ones. Plugs are no place to try saving a few pennies.
    "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
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    Mfg. welded 2 pieces of Au pipe up under the swim deck that hold spare screw type plugs.
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
    '08 24' HCM Granite HD "River Dog"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post
    From the back, so water pressure cant blow them out.
    Wise words. Better to have the static head pushing the plug in than out.
    Never wrestle with a pig.
    you both get dirty;
    the Pig likes it.

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    My reverse bucket is very powerful!
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
    '08 24' HCM Granite HD "River Dog"

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    For me it depends on the plug.
    The ones that you flip the ring over to tighten I will pop in from the inside.
    The ones with the T that you screw to tighten I use from the outside.
    I feel that the flip over ones could get caught on something and pop out while the screw type seem to be more resistant to that.
    I generally use the screw type but have several of the flip over ones in the boat in case of emergency.

    It's a lot easier to install from the outside on my boat as well.

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