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Montauk 170: Live Well
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posted 08-24-2004 05:57 PM ET (US)
What kind of [live well] tank [is recommended for a MONTAUK 170]?
Where [can it be mounted] in the boat?
Anyone have any pictures?
posted 08-24-2004 06:22 PM ET (US)
I installed my setup using a UT-13 and a transom mounted 360 gph pump. I wired the pump to a switch bank on the helm (another thing I added). The tank sits over the sump and is connected to the pump using a garden hose type connector, this makes the tank removeable in about 30 seconds (if empty). The overflow drain is simply a flexible hose that I hang over the transom. My wife thinks it is the best single modification I've made to the boat (she loves to fish).
I have pictures of the setup and entire rig at:
posted 08-24-2004 07:16 PM ET (US)
Very cool modifications! thanks for response. Which bimini top do you have?
posted 08-24-2004 10:15 PM ET (US)
posted 08-24-2004 11:05 PM ET (US)
I have a friend who has a live well set up that uses no battery power to pump water into the tank. His setup uses a PVC pipe with an elbow on the bottom that can be rotated to face the bow just below the bottom edge of the transom, a hose at the top of the pipe connects to the tank. Once the boat is in gear, at even a moderate speed, water is force up into the tank. An over flow pipe is simply draped into the motor well. It works very well if you tend drift for fish over a specific spot where you drift for 5 minutes then run back up the starting point again.
posted 08-25-2004 12:06 AM ET (US)
I,ve got the same setup as ghefty but with a very similar looking Kodiak 28 gallon bait tank and bigger 500 gph pump. The low profile tanks work well because they don't get in the way of the motor when tilted up. Here on the west coast my 28 gallon is considered a tiny tank. Don't overpump the tank or you'll just wear your bait out. I think the formula is that it should take about 5 minutes for your tank to fill. I tried moving the tank forward on my last boat but found it took more room, also the bait survives better in the smoother riding stern.
posted 08-25-2004 01:18 AM ET (US)
I have a Aquaworld UT-23 (23 gallon) tank. Dealer installed it for me.
Here's some pictures:
posted 08-25-2004 08:27 AM ET (US)
The Bimini was supplied by a local canvas shop and installed by the dealer when I bought the boat.
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