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    Did you remove the drain plug last night?

    Well, l didn't after the last trip to the lake. I just flat forgot. My bad.

    So, after last night's rain I thought I'd go out, take the cover off the boat and let'er dry out a little. Then I noticed the plug was in.

    "Uh oh" was my first thought.

    Got the cover off enough to dry out and let me have access to the bilge. Whoa! There had to be over a foot of water in the bilge, over the pumps and almost up to the batteries. Took the drain plug out and water poured out of there like a busted fireplug! I've got the wet-dry vac out and fixin' to start on the carpets. Of course, the carpets always have to dry out regardless, even with the cover on. It's a Skeeter.
    Son, we live in a world with lakes, and those lakes have to be guarded by men with fishing rods.

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    I did the same thing with the 12' alumacraft..... the gas tank was floating lol.

    lucky for me, no carpet, no wood. Pull the plug and walk away
    Drink more beer......... at least you can catch a buzz

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    Another reason I pull my plug as soon as I'm off the ramp and it doesn't go back in until I'm at the ramp again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexmitchell View Post
    Another reason I pull my plug as soon as I'm off the ramp and it doesn't go back in until I'm at the ramp again.
    Same hear

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    I put my plug on my boat keyring

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    I havent pulled my plug in 5 years. Its the only boat I have ever seen that doesnt take on water.

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    Plug goes in and out at the ramp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzerker View Post
    Plug goes in and out at the ramp.
    Pulling the plug out and wash down might be a must pretty soon due to zebra mussels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop N Cork View Post
    Pulling the plug out and wash down might be a must pretty soon due to zebra mussels.
    PopNCork, at the recent Hybrid Tournament in Belton there was a game warden at every ramp to make sure all fish taken out were dead. I didn't know that a zebra mussel could be transported by a fish but apparently so.

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    I wonder if he was more interested in empty live wells than dead fish? Just a thought IDK.

    Quote Originally Posted by FishicalTherapist View Post
    PopNCork, at the recent Hybrid Tournament in Belton there was a game warden at every ramp to make sure all fish taken out were dead. I didn't know that a zebra mussel could be transported by a fish but apparently so.

 

 

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