Gear: Tiny but Mighty Plugs

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Following up on its popular form-fitting Sta-Plug emergency plug, marine equipment manufacturer Forespar has now come out with an even smaller version that it calls the Sta-Plug Mini. As is the case with the original, the soft cone-shaped configuration of the Mini is designed to easily fill any holes that might form in your hull, with the advantage that the Mini is also small enough to be stored alongside each and every one of your boat’s through-hulls in the event, say, a hose or valve should fail. Made of a high-density elastomer composite, the Sta-Plug Mini will also not mold or swell up like a conventional wooden plug, while its bright-orange color makes it easy to find in an emergency. Each Sta-Plug Mini measures 4in long by 2in wide at the base and will plug a hole up to 1.5in in diameter at a depth of up to 10ft below the waterline. 

$19.95 per twin pack. Forespar, forespar.com

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