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stinkyB posted 02-18-2002 03:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for stinkyB   Send Email to stinkyB  
Well I need a livewell on my 17' and was planning on using a surface (removable) livewell. Those of you that have done this, how / where did you mount the pump, and how was the outflow setup? I was thinking that I needed a tall cylindrical well, that the top was higher than the gunwhales, so I just could run an out flow tube, and possible attaching the livewell intake pump on the bottom of a swim / dive ladder, which I may add (but not definite). Any & all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
B
FISHNFF posted 02-18-2002 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I use a Kodiak PF17, but a PF14 will also work fine. A PF17 is low and oval while the PF14 is round and taller. Kodiak's transom pump is basically a Rule bilge pump with a scoop mount which forces water underway. At rest you turn on the pump and all is well. Overflow hose right over the transom. Works great. AquaWorld also has a livewell setup but I didn't like it as much. Everyone on my dock uses Kodiak.
Tom Byrum posted 02-19-2002 12:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
I have a Kodiak PF 14. Rule makes an angle bracket that thier pump snaps into. Mounted mine next to my transducer. Works great even running 30 knots. West Marine has the bracket for $5 or $6. The 14 keeps a big scoop of chovies alive all day no problem.
stinkyB posted 02-19-2002 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for stinkyB  Send Email to stinkyB     
So did you guys just mount it to the bottom of the transom? Did you just run the intake hose over the transom as well? Also with your livewells, are they taller than the top of the gunwhales/transom, so the overflow just comes out the tube? The PF14 sounds like the way to go, but I'm thinking of making my own (the premade ones are $$$), and assumed that it'd have to be taller so the water would just flow out like a siphon.
Much Thanks.
Tom Byrum posted 02-21-2002 12:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
Both hoses go over the transom. The bracket for the pump is screwed to the transom and the pump snaps into it when needed. You would want to mount the tank in a portable fashion to get it out of the way when it isnt needed. If you build one yourself find a Kodiak or other high quality tank and copy the design. The water flow from a designed tank is much more detailed than just feeding water into a bucket. I made one myself before I bought the Kodiak. The Kodiak works much better with one third of the water.
stinkyB posted 02-21-2002 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for stinkyB  Send Email to stinkyB     
Thanks. I have a few ideas.......

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