I am seeking some advice.   The two small round drains on the port and starboard side of my 1969 commander where the gunnels come to an end are losing their chrome.   Has anyone replace them?   Curious if so how?   Also any suggestions for how to cover them with a small mess or something to keep larger objects from going down the drains?



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From what I've read in the past the deck drains are basically sink drains that CC could source at the time. Something like this that had the same diamter as drain pipe would work. https://www.mcmaster.com/drains/sinks-and-faucets/

Thanks Steve now I need to measure them and see how I can get access from below.


I just popped mine out with a screw driver and bought new off the shelf at home depot. hanging on the rack with all the drain parts and strainers

Richard, is yours a 38 like mine?   Are they not secured to a hose on the back side?   That will be great if it is that simple.    Was there any sealant on them?



Mark, I realize I miss read your original post. I thought you were just talking about the drain screen on top, not the whole drain. I have a 31 with the drains on the aft deck and on the gunnels. The drain assembly is just like Steve said and they are secured to the hose below the deck. 

Not 100% sure..But I think mine has a "slip" but on the back to hold it tight to the deck and then the hoses are simply attached with a clamp. I boat is sold but the new owner is picking it up this week. If I remember tomorrow I'll jump under the deck and snap a pic for you to see how they are secured..Had some on my PC but not sure if I can find em.

Thanks Steve.  I am going to look on the back side of mine this weekend when I am at the boat to see how they are secured.


Our 38 deck drains had a nut on the back and we found stainless bar sink drains at lowes a perfect fit

I recall Morland posted the fix for the 38 5 or so years ago .

There are retaining nuts on the under side of the deck. most of them were white metal and were completely gone. The drains had actually worn thru (My daughters boat 69 27' was the same. I changed them with stainless steel from home depot. They should last longer than I'll be alive. Dave

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