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Installing Gemlux duck bills in an '03 2200 Pathfinder

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A friend of mine showed me his new "duck bill" system installed in his drains that he installed in his center console boat.  He had water coming into the boat when launching it and when too many folks were on one side of the boat.  

I'm going to install them on my boat and was curious if anyone has done this before on a 2200 pathfinder.  Anything i need to know before going ahead?  

If you are scratching your head as to what i'm talking about, click the below link...

http://www.gemlux.com/catalog/Thru-Hull-Adapters/THA-150-DB

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Looked at the link, but can't figure out how they install. Do they just press down inside the drain? Would be a quick and cheap fix if they work. They use to make something similar to that to replace the drain plugs in the transom. It would drain the bilge, but would not allow water to enter.

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Not familiar with those but everything Gemlux makes is top notch.  However why not do the tried and true raubuds? 

These seem like they would clog pretty easy from stuff going down drains. 

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Not sure what rabuds are but the duck bills install inside the transom of the boat.  I called Gemlux and they said they only make them for 1 1/2 inch openings...***, mine are 1 7/8 wide.  I've read somewhere else just using corks...which i'm going to do.  $20 fix should work!

Any other suggestions outside of a cork is helpful.  

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Rabuds are the ping pong ball fixtures that are attached outside the scuppers.  I haven't tried them.....yet.  But by all accounts, they are very effective at keeping the ocean outside the boat.

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On 5/10/2017 at 5:42 PM, Mik said:

Not sure what rabuds are but the duck bills install inside the transom of the boat.  I called Gemlux and they said they only make them for 1 1/2 inch openings...***, mine are 1 7/8 wide.  I've read somewhere else just using corks...which i'm going to do.  $20 fix should work!

Any other suggestions outside of a cork is helpful.  

A rubber plug similar to a Jon boat plug.

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6031506.jpg.64fd559e3eaad00e3ac808bb7c446cdd.jpgFlo Max.  They are very similar to Rabud but you can take the cover off.  Cover twists on and off so you can clean it

 

 

 

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