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djd35de posted 08-31-2006 09:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for djd35de   Send Email to djd35de  
I just bought a 18 ft outrage,boat is all electronics ect... would like to install a bait tank for off shore fishing in southern CA.i'd like to do a clean install and right the first go around as this boat has no prior drilling and i'd like to keep to a mininum.picture would sure help too.. thanks all in advance DAvid
jimh posted 08-31-2006 11:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
How can we help you with your small boat electrical system?
djd35de posted 09-01-2006 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for djd35de  Send Email to djd35de     
What i meant was where to mount the tank,plumb it?wire it? routing ect... maybe some pictures would give me a better idea.thanks David
ratherwhalering posted 09-01-2006 04:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Dave, you can install a removeable transom mounted pump (Aquaworld), and wire it to a dash switch, with a Perkos quick connect in the stern for easy removal. Using a free standing bait tank, bungeed in, with both intake and discharge at the top of the tank, have the discharge go directly to the splashwell.

Your intake tubing should be 3/4 ID, and the discharge should be at least 1-inch ID. This should compensate for the pressure from the pump.

I used a 15 gallon, circular, white plastic trash can for the bait tank, with a standard bucket top.

Everything comes out easily, except for the dash wiring and the transom bracket.

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