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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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I just bought an old Flote-Boat model 200 built in 1973.

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I just bought an old Harris Flote-Boat model 200 built in 1973. There is one hole, (approx. 1") near the bottom of the pontoon at the rear of both pontoons. They appear to be factory made and there for some reason. Do you know if they should remain open? I'm not sure if there were plugs in these holes that disintegrated long ago or if they had been removed. Any info would help Thanks
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Those holes should be plugged all the time in the water and removed when the boat is out of the water. They are drain holes.

Some use 1/2 plastic pipe plugs and others use a standard 1" rubber boat plug.

Here is the rubber plug.

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