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duckduckgoose posted 07-02-2001 03:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for duckduckgoose   Send Email to duckduckgoose  

Was wondering hot to set it up? I am confused w/ the plug situation in it. The plug in the bottom (thru hull), and the other in the wall that I think leads to the splash well. On each side of the plug on the inside of the splash well wall there are 2 holes on each side of it. I have no idea what was mounted here. Should I fill them . Evenwith the plug in it usually fills w/ water. How do I install something to re-circulate water. I don't want pump in the well itself or just an aeration sys. I would like to continually bring in fresh sea water and drain the other. Why is it always filling up w/ plugs in. Are the two small holes around that other plug a problem as the are open and the well has been full quite often? What do I do?.....And also should I run w/ the plug in the bilge sump out. That is always full too. I guess I should put a bildge pump in. How big of a pump, where doe it go, and how to mount?
thanks,
DDG
witness posted 07-02-2001 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
On 22 and 25 BWs, they each have this well that in my opinion is the only design flaw in either boat. Not only do they not keep water out but they also collect oil and other crude that lie adjacent to the fuel tank. I remember one of our first trips in our 22' revenge, we landed some very nice bluefish trolling and we placed one in the hole, with plenty of ice, and after the ride home, we opened the hatch and not only was it filled with water, but the fish was greenish white and blotted and a very provolent oily slick was present. From that time one I have been trying to think of creative uses for this apparent waste of space. I just wish they made the fuel tank bigger. Just yesterday I cleaned the hole in our 25 and put a touch of bilge cleaner in. I have had the floor up but it didn't seem worth putting a new fuel tank in there. Just my experience. Any more postive input would be great! -mike
Eagleman posted 07-02-2001 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eagleman  Send Email to Eagleman     
Good point on the fish well on the 22' Outrages. I was wondering if that check valve ball arrangement that is between the fish well and transon engine well is available for replacement. Mine allows that fish well to collect water and becomes unsightly after a couple of days in the water. I'm also interested to see if any other members have thought of a better way to utilize this area.
duckduckgoose posted 07-02-2001 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for duckduckgoose  Send Email to duckduckgoose     
Is that what that plug is on the wall (splash well wall inside) I cannot get that plug out. Does it come out and what is its function? It is always full of water even w/ the bottom plug in it in! What are other options for bait wells? I need to fit extrea fuel in the boat also. Could this well be of help?
Eagleman posted 07-02-2001 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eagleman  Send Email to Eagleman     
ddg,
I believe that the check ball valve has something to do with the self bailing design of the hull. The fact that the fish well cover is not weather proof, water will get in from the top side and I think the ball valve is designed to let the water out through the engine well. Only one problem the check ball valve doesn't seem to seat very well and allows any water thats in your engine well(plus) to come into the fish well.I have never tired to remove the check valve, been busy working on other points in the boat. I do have the check valve on the things to do list, I think it's number 36.
Later
SWarren posted 07-03-2001 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
On my 22 revenge I dont have that area. My boat has an extra fuel tank in that area. I think it was an option. I just take a large cooler for the fish and beer.
reelescape1 posted 07-03-2001 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
I too have this well on my 90 22', its useless for a baitwell. I was considereing trying to find a freshwater tank (washdown,shower) to fit this space. Just have to keep up with the water it collects! To duck, I have a baitwell I just set on the floor when fishing, went from a 25-30 gal. to a 40-50 gal. this year. The height above the floor gives you the draining capabilities you inquired about. Pump is transom mounted with a ball valve for regulation and to close when running and not using the well. I wish I had the big fuel tank instead.....

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