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PierBridge

Adding Front Livewell....?

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I have the floor out of my boat "tiller" and before I close it back up I want to run my front Livewell fill and drain lines plus varius other things underneath the floor, Gas line, electrical, flotation.

For the front livewell what material should I be using? Are we talking flexible or rigid Fill and drain lines, what size? Should I run both to the back of the Boat?

I want to be somewhat organized before I Drive down to Vals for some goodies.... grin.gif

Thanks Pier..

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Not sure about the livewell itself, but as far as the over flow, I'd put the biggest hoses possible in. Also if it's possible, for the overflow, I would run it right out the side of the boat. My boat has an overflow line that combines with the drain and runs out the back of the boat, but the front livewell will over flow once in a while, because it can't drain as fast as it lets water in. And if there is alot of weight in the front of the boat, it has to kind of drain upward towards the rear and it slows it even more. I would put a drain hole out the side if I could, but my casting deck is pretty low and the top of the livewell where the hole would be is really close to the water line, so it's not an option for me. It's also something you'd want to check before hand too.

If you do run a line out the back, just make sure the hose is as low as you can put it running on the bottom of the boat all the way to the back.

I'm sure what ever you do will work fine, you just might have to do some fine tuning. Once you get the livewell done, I'd put it in the water to try it before puting everthing back together. Then if you need to change or adjust something you can do so easily.

I love doing this stuff, It's fun isn't it?

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You were here for the tank why didn't you tell me about the lines......I have some nice silicone coated livewell hose which will last forever......and fittings, and switches, and..... grin.gif

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You were here for the tank


Not me, but I am coming down to visit probably next Weds/Thurs depending on your schedule.... grin.gif

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That's right, sorry my fault, that was St.Michael.

Come on over and get the parts..............

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