Bung - screw from inside the boat

 Hi guys

Im slooooooowly doing a rebuild on an old Regent Viscount and have come up with what I thought was a great idea. As part of the transom rebuild I am contemplating installing the screw in bung fitting so that it is accessed from inside the boat rather than outside. The reason for this is that in the event of taking on a large amount of water, it would be easier and alot quicker to unscrew the bungs and get underway in they were located inside the hull. Every boat Ive ever owned had the bungs threaded from the outside.

Is this idea simply so simply brilliant that no one else has done it or am I missing something very obvious?



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Ummmm sorry...

Fri, 2017-10-13 08:51

 Don't take out a patent on that one. Been doing it for years in my dingy, big boat has it as well. Mighty fine idea and I'm sure it would have ( was for me ) been one hell of a revelation at the time !!! 


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Fri, 2017-10-13 09:08

Cheers for the reply. Yep...revelation for sure. Definitely not taking out a patent any time soon. 


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Haines Signature have them inside

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:05

At least, those with floodable keel. Bung is inside under the engine well. When removed it drains into keel then to sea.

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Fri, 2017-10-13 20:23

 water pressure be pushing it out and not pushing it in??



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 your onto it :) If your boat

Fri, 2017-10-13 20:30

 your onto it :) 

If your boat is flooding to the point that your tempted to take the bung out and drive I bet it's too heavy to get up on the plane :) install a bigger bilge pump if it's that problematic