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I live on Kingsley Lake in north Florida and my friend has…

I live on Kingsley...

I live on Kingsley Lake in north Florida and my friend has an old, maybe 1957/8 Mustang with a great deal of water in it due to recent hurricane rains. I need to drain that water but am not sure what the plug shape is.....is it a "T" type plug or something else....Thanks!

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That's it....thanks!

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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Is this a car or a boat?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
1957/8 Correct Craft Mustang fiberglass ski boat

A lot of those older boats never came with drain plugs, only self bailing scuppers. Some didn't even have those. Did you look at the back rear bottom of the boat yet to see if there was any kind of plug at all there?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Vary hard to see with the water in the boat!
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Under the front of the engine, there feels like a plug of some type.....small square plug with small wings on either side..
Is that possible?

Is the boat in the water or is it on a trailer?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
the boat is hanging in a lift
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can see but it is definitely not this type....is definitely a screw in type or some sort!

Click this link, this is the only other type of drain plug there is. This would be located either on the transom, down at the lowest spot. Or under the boat, under the engine. You can't get to these plugs from inside of the boat, only on the outside, so you might have to crawl under the boat to see it. Here is the picture - https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PlasyVvEEwI/hqdefault.jpg

If you don't see that type of plug on the boat anyplace then the boat simply does not have a drain plug. A lot of the older boats did simply did not have them. If that's the case then you would need to pump the water out of the boat with a bilge pump or some kind of sump/utility pump. Does that all make sense. I do want to make sure you are happy with my service before you go. If you had a further question on the issue by all means feel free to ask. If not, Just in case you do not understand the way the website works (and some folks do not). You do have to put forth a positive rating in order for it to credit me for helping you. When ratings are not done, the website simply keeps your deposit and they will not credit me. The ratings box is located at the top of the screen. To rate, you must select the star you wish and also confirm it. Please let me know if you run into any problems or errors when trying to do it. If you do have a problem, or if you can not see the ratings box which is at the top of the screen. Please reply back "I rate Jason's service _______" and fill in the blank.

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Thanks in advance, and good luck
Jason

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