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Cross Tackle posted 06-01-2015 02:48 PM ET (US)   Profile for Cross Tackle   Send Email to Cross Tackle  
I recently purchased a 1997 Cross Tackle 17 with an integral live well (non operational) in the leaning post. I was surprised by the lack of a seacock. I don't believe many of these boats were built, but, if there is someone on this forum who has one, input [about the lack of a seacock on the through hull of the live well on the leaning post] would be appreciated
jimh posted 06-03-2015 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I do not recall seeing a seacock used in any Boston Whaler boat of less than about 30-feet in length and having elaborate plumbing features. Typically any drains for spash wells or live wells were blocked by inserting a rubber stopper, the type that is compressed to expand its diameter slightly.
Jefecinco posted 06-03-2015 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     

My 190 Montauk has a through hull supplying sea water to the live well. It is equipped with a seacock (actually a Marelon (I think) ball valve). I used it today and had to open the ball valve to obtain sea water via the pump.

It was a wonderful day for fishing on Mobile Bay.


masbama posted 06-03-2015 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for masbama  Send Email to masbama     
What did you catch?
jimh posted 06-04-2015 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
BUTCH--thanks for mentioning that your very-recently-made Boston Whaler 190 MONTAUK uses a seacock on one of its drains. I should have clarified my comment to restrict it to boats made in the more classic period of Boston Whaler designs, roughly limited to the 1990's and earlier.
Jefecinco posted 06-04-2015 09:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     

We caught Croakers, Trout, and someone's old anchor line at Point Clear. We launched at Larry Scott's ramp and bought live shrimp and ice there. We fished hard for most of the day. Go South to catch Trout. The upper bay is too muddy. Some Trout are on Zundells Reef but you have to work hard to get them. Try Gulps on the edges. We had the most fun finding feeding birds and fishing under them with popping corks and a shrimp or Gulp.

While at Point Clear we enjoyed two good shows. First we had a very large pod of Bay Porpoises feeding and cavorting all around us for about ten minutes. They had several calves. I lost a good fish because I was watching the porpoises and not tending my rod. An hour later a very large sailboat came from the West getting within a hundred feet of us. It was almost a ship and was sailing three large sails. It was gaff rigged and flying a large US Flag atop the main mast. I'm guessing it was part of the fleet attracted by the USCG sailing vessel recently in Mobile.

The anchor line was caught at Point Clear. It was perhaps fifty feet plus long and filthy. We filled three large plastic shopping bags with it. We couldn't get it all because that anchor was hung fast in the jetty. We cut it off as short as possible hoping no one would wrap it around a propeller. Anyone who would abandon that much line is an idiot or incompetent or both. The jetties were completely submerged so we had to be very careful. I dinged the propeller once but had no damage.

The engine was, as always, perfect after the service at Bass Pro.


masbama posted 06-04-2015 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for masbama  Send Email to masbama     
A great report. Sounds like the bay is alive and kicking. Thanks!

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