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S&S Swan Maintenance - Drain Plug on Swan38
27 March 2020 - 13:01
Join Date: 22 November 2015
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Drain Plug on Swan38

Good afternoon evrybody

Would anybody be able to give me the exact position where the drain plug is on Swan 38.

Thank you in advance

27 March 2020 - 13:06
Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1547


Check inside if there is a small recess on starboard side at the deepest point of the bilge. 
On the outside just above top of lead near the keel trailing edge.
Kind regards

27 March 2020 - 14:34
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1018

Dear Serge,

please see even the attached drawing

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)


08 April 2020 - 10:16
Join Date: 22 November 2015
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What I see is  only a square with no drain plug.

May be it was clogged on purpose.

What would be nice is to have a picture showing the drain plug in its exact place.

08 April 2020 - 10:21
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1018

Dear Serge,

unfortunately I just have a pic of the detail (will send it later today), from outside, but not from a far distance, therefore it is quite difficult to determine the exact position.

I have done this pic on the 47, usless for the 38 (I was younger and did not think about the future!).

You should abrade the std side, get rid of the filler and you should find it, if it has not been sealed by a previous Owner.

Fair winds.

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

21 April 2020 - 08:28
Join Date: 31 January 2007
Posts: 52

Dear Serge,

Attached please find pictures showing the location of the bilge drain plug on Swan 38.

The plug is located on starboard side, between the two aftermost keel bolts.

Best regards


21 April 2020 - 08:37
Join Date: 31 January 2007
Posts: 52

P.S. The two pictures above are of two sister Swans, but I assume the location is identical in both boats. In Infant the plug is faired and not visible outside.


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