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ivansfo posted 08-19-2002 07:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for ivansfo   Send Email to ivansfo  
Does anyone know the capacity of the factory plumbed livewell located under the port passenger seat?

I'm having a problem keeping my bait alive beyond 4-5 hours.



bsmotril posted 08-19-2002 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Not sure, but mine will easily hold 4-5 5 gallon buckets with room to spare. The key to keeping bait alive is to not overload the well. I never put more than two quarts of shrimp in mine, or 2 dozen croakers at a time.
ivansfo posted 08-19-2002 11:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
Hi Bill,

Yeah, I try not to overload it as well. Out here in the SF bay area, we use live anchovies or small sardines for bait. Over the past weekend, my 40-50 anchovies start dying off after 4-5 hours. I'm thinking it's the pounding or perhaps just not enough water.

I'll do the bucket test this weekend to figure out how much that thing holds.



jstachowiak posted 08-22-2002 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
Check out this link:

Just measure your livewell, inside, and put the numbers on this page and you'll get your answer.

Two schools of thought on keeping bait alive. One is air, bubbles, the other is circulation. I believe in circulation to keep the water moving and keep the bait moving.

Swellmonster posted 08-24-2002 12:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
At least a couple cases of beer :)

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