2002 Sea Ray 230 Bowrider Cooler Plug

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  1. Chris Hillman

    Chris Hillman New Member

    6
    Sep 7, 2017
    2002 Sea Ray 230 Bowrider / 2012 F150 Crew Lab ecoboost
    6.2L w/Bravo3
    This might seem stupid but I have had no luck! I have been searching for a part to my built in cooler on the port side of my boat. I have the plug that prevents anything from being drained but I can't find the female end that this plug goes into. All plumbing is there with the exception of this part that mounts on the inside of the cooler. It looks like this part screws into the plumbing. I have checked with my local Sea Ray dealer here in Cincinnati and have had no luck there either. Any help is greatly appreciate!
     

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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    785
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
  3. Chris Hillman

    Chris Hillman New Member

    6
    Sep 7, 2017
    2002 Sea Ray 230 Bowrider / 2012 F150 Crew Lab ecoboost
    6.2L w/Bravo3
    I looked all over that document as well and couldn't find it! I am hoping someone has at least a picture of the inside of the cooler they can share.
     
  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    785
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    When I had my SR 180 BR I had an integrated cooler in the back seat and it didn't have a plug..... the water just drained into the bilge.

    If you really want a plug you could try to size up the hole with one of the rubber plugs that goes into a fishing boat. One that goes in then expands when the tab is flipped. I think they come in a variety of sizes.
     
  5. Ottawa_Gambin

    Ottawa_Gambin New Member

    10
    Jul 17, 2017
    Ottawa
    2011 SeaRay 195 Sport (Stock)
    4.3L MPI
    My 2011 195 Sport has the integrated coolers in the back seat and they do not have plugs.
     
  6. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    you might look for a white PVC plumbing fitting that would match the female threads on the existing fitting. I would look for a bushing. Then if you wanted you could get a screw in plug that fit inside that bushing. I'm sure your existing fittings are standard plumbing fittings. Check Home Depot or Lowe's.
     
  7. Chris Hillman

    Chris Hillman New Member

    6
    Sep 7, 2017
    2002 Sea Ray 230 Bowrider / 2012 F150 Crew Lab ecoboost
    6.2L w/Bravo3
    Thank you everyone for the info. Sounds like I will take this on over the winter when I have some time to try a couple fittings. Thank you again for your help!
     
  8. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    86
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    I have to ask why do you want a plug? Is it to keep the cold water in the cooler after the ice melts?
     
  9. Chris Hillman

    Chris Hillman New Member

    6
    Sep 7, 2017
    2002 Sea Ray 230 Bowrider / 2012 F150 Crew Lab ecoboost
    6.2L w/Bravo3
    it is... holds the ice a few more hours
     
  10. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    My boat doesn't have a threaded hole, but I just bought a rubber stopper from Lowe's and whittled it down enough with a pocket knife to fit the hole.

    My reasoning was the same as yours......to hold the water in to keep drinks cool. Not an elegant solution, but probably only cost me $0.75!
     
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