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Okay tried this once, but here I go again:

I was thinking about adding a livewell to the boat that I just purchased from finatic a week ago. After seeing Bill Nolan and Jim White's seminar on fishing with live pogies, I have come to the conclusion that I want a livewell that is constantly pumping in water, instead of just an aerator. I'm pretty sure that I will end up with a keep alive or cabelas tank in the 24 or 30 gallon size, but the pump is what has me stumped. I know that I want to go with a pump that has the highest gph I can get, but I am a little confused with how to hook everything up. Can someone help me out here. Thanks!
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Check this out http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...d.php?t=556951 The pump outside the transom is an easy option especially if you don't want to add a thru-hull below the waterline or if your installation is temporary.
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Here's another: http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...d.php?t=507702

I love my Kodiak PF26,
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I have a similar set up with a pump mounted down by the rim tab. Of course with it set like that it does not pump when the boat is on plane cause the pump lifts out of the water. My problem is with the pump almost always submerged it rarely last more than two seasons before the salt water does it or the wiring in? I think i'm gonna try a pump at the waterline with a tube going down to below the edge of the transum so at rest the pump will pick up the water and at speed the tube will pick it up to the pump? What do u guy's think?
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livebaitlarry
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The only problem with those is there is no fast water pickup on them. If the pump is out of the water at full speed that means dead bunker!!! Use a Y valve from any HW store the one that you use for 2 garden hoses. One goes to the pump the other connect to a piece of 1/2 in PCV that as an elbow with a short piece of PVC that goes about 2" forward of the transom. PM me if you would like the pics
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Originally Posted by JTR View Post
Okay tried this once, but here I go again:

I was thinking about adding a livewell to the boat that I just purchased from finatic a week ago. After seeing Bill Nolan and Jim White's seminar on fishing with live pogies, I have come to the conclusion that I want a livewell that is constantly pumping in water, instead of just an aerator. I'm pretty sure that I will end up with a keep alive or cabelas tank in the 24 or 30 gallon size, but the pump is what has me stumped. I know that I want to go with a pump that has the highest gph I can get, but I am a little confused with how to hook everything up. Can someone help me out here. Thanks!


You dont necesarily want the "highest gph you can get" Every thing I read before installing mine indicted to much water presure was worse than not enough and would kill the baits. Go to the website I posted above and you can read for hours about livewell instalations.
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You dont necesarily want the "highest gph you can get" Every thing I read before installing mine indicted to much water presure was worse than not enough and would kill the baits. Go to the website I posted above and you can read for hours about livewell instalations.


I've used a 300 Gph Rule for years. Anymore, the well tends to fill up because the overflow cant handle the flow volume.
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