Sailing Canoe Stern Drain
Category: Canoe, cockpit drain, stopper
Product Modification Problem: I had modified my 17’ – 2” Old Town Tripper Canoe so that it was transformed into a sailing canoe, and I added an outrigger to keep it stable. This meant that I kept the boat stored upright on the trailer so I could easily launch it. Of course, it collected rainwater, since I did not have a cover. After hours and hours of bailing, I thought that adding a drain would be the thing to do. Action: I added a standard 1” brass drain tube into a hole opening in the stern keel in which a stopper could be easily inserted. Of course, I shortened the tube on the inside so that a minimum amount of water would remain and I rounded the outside of the tube to conform to the shape of the hull so it would not catch on anything. Result: It works great! Additional Thoughts: When idea was conceived: July 2000 How much time it took to develop: 2 hours How much money it took to develop: $15 Current status: In use Since it was originally done: Affiliate Links: Amazon: SeaSense Drain Tube Plug, 3-Inch Amazon: SeaSense Twist Drain Plug, 1in Stainless Steel Amazon: 3M 05203 Marine Adhesive/Sealant 5200, White / 3 oz.