2018 SPX Replacement drain plug source?

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  1. ThorSen

    ThorSen Member

    72
    Aug 17, 2017
    Western North Carolina
    2018 SPX 190 OUTBOARD 150
    150 4-stroke Mercury outboard
    ’Morning, all (and Happy Fall)!

    Question: anyone know where I can land my hands on a replacement drain plug for a new 2018 SPX (190)?

    I ask as, while at a dealer yesterday, the mechanics said they had misplaced the plug that had come in with our brand new 2018 SPX 190 (after taking the vessel out for it’s test splash and then leaving it for the detailers to prep, ahead of customer pick-up) and and that, not only did it, “not look like a regular drain plug,” (other than being brass with a black rubber ‘o’ ring) but, that their service manager had been online and the phone the previous day and was still unable to locate a direct, let alone an oem replacement ...

    The plug was eventually found (by the salesman) amongst some pressure washers hoses on the ground nearby but, now more than a bit curious, I have tried navigating the Sea Ray website two ways (directly and via the “Owners Club”) and have not been able to even get close to being able to actually order any parts, let alone any for anything 2018 ...

    (Our boat was splashed and the drain plug is in / under the water until the HydroHoist crew arrive next week to install their in-the-slip floater to our floating dock so, I apologize I cannot provide a photo, at this time.)

    A pretty mundane (even silly) query, I know but, many thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Not mundane... but it certainly is strange (the plug style, that is). Brass/ (bronze) is normal, but the O-ring is the oddball. I'm looking at an '18 21 SPX right now and it has a normal garboard drain plug. I don't have any '18 19 SPX's to look at, yet. If this is true, this will be the first Sea Ray I've seen that has ever had anything other than a standard, bronze drain plug.

    You can't order parts through Sea Ray's website - you need to go through a dealer. In your parts manual, what is the part number for the plug?
     
  3. ThorSen

    ThorSen Member

    72
    Aug 17, 2017
    Western North Carolina
    2018 SPX 190 OUTBOARD 150
    150 4-stroke Mercury outboard
    Hey LD, thanks for replying!

    As limited as my own experience is in these matters, I too would be surprised if it was not a ‘standard’ diameter and thread (although the “drum” portion of it looked much shorter than any I’ve ever seen (but, as you point out, it’s the “o” ring that makes the difference);

    and, it was the techs’ comments about it while everyone was searching for it that really stuck in my mind. Mentioned more than once, the extremely experienced neighbor and Sea Ray owner who took us to pick the boat up (his truck is eye candy for pulling trailers!) said, “You DEFINITELY want to make getting a spare one of those a priority.”

    Hmmm, the only Manual I’m finding we were given that I would think would have any art #’s in it is the “Sea Ray Owners Manual SPX 190 Outboard” (Manual Part Number: MRP 2283813) and, while the last 8 pages are heavy wit( electrical info, I’m not finding mention of the drain plug or any part # for it ...

    I am going to keep looking ...

    Update: on page 10 there is an illustration titled, “Transom Through-Hull Cutouts (Fig. 10.4) that makes reference to “Garboard Drain” but, no #.
     

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