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reelescape1 posted 08-12-2002 08:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for reelescape1   Send Email to reelescape1  
I promised a picture a while back and here it is......

you can either buy or find a plastic drum, I have a 20 and 40 gal., I made the plexiglass lid, attached a SS hinge, the drains are
1 1/2" corrugated on to thru-hull fittings (2), I used screws to attach SS screens on the inside faces, the PVC ball valve at the bottom is a drain and has a threaded nipple through a hole in the drum with electrical type "nuts" sandwiching it to the drum, the feed is the same sandwich situation with a PVC 90 ell and a length of pipe to the bottom of the drum with a series of holes pointing so the water flows counter clockwise, there's a 3/4" barb outside. I have an 800 gph pump, 3/4" clear reinforced flex to a ball valve, and then to the barb fitting. When its out of the boat the valve is shut and lays in the splashwell. All the thru holes are seriously coated in 5200!! This system keeps menhaden alive almost all day at 90+ deg. The smaller tank is ideal for mullet, shrimp, etc. The tanks sit on the rear floor, centerline and are bungeed to the SS couch bar. I've never had a problem with them sliding or moving. You can certainly purchase a similar setup through the catalogs for a LOT more than what's invested here!! Good luck!!

Capt_Tidy posted 08-13-2002 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Capt_Tidy  Send Email to Capt_Tidy     
In one of your pictures I notice a zinc plate with lead from the engine well on the starboard side... what does that connect to? fuel tank?
reelescape1 posted 08-13-2002 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
It's not zinc but a "dynaplate" grounding plate. Factory, and yes, the fuel tank.

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