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paddyt111 posted 07-05-2008 06:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for paddyt111   Send Email to paddyt111  
I really don't use the live well on my 210 Ventura but some odd things are happening while under way and I need a little feed back.

The other day I noticed the the plug in the bottom of my live well was not in plugged I did. 20 minutes later the Live Well filled up with water. I check the toggle by the steering wheel to ensure I hadn't activated it (I hadn't). I took the plug out while underway and it drained. Why would it fill if I didn't turn it on, is there something else open I haven't closed??

bluewaterpirate posted 07-05-2008 07:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Pat ...

Your thru hull water pickup valve handle is in the open position. Remove you aft bulkhead port access door located under the rear seat bench (your bench has to be deployed to gain access to these doors). The handle has two positions open (handle will be at a ninety degree angle to the bottom of the boat) or closed (handle will be parallel to the bottom of the boat).

When the valve is open and your moving forward water will be forced into the tank even thought the recirc motor is off. When you stop if the drain plug is out the water will drain out. It won't overflow if the drain plug is in because there is a drain at the top of the tank designed to evacuate water overboard to prevent overflow.

Here's a picture of what you'll see when you remove the port aft bulkhead access door. 4892322_2160164_31025203_WebSmall_3/ Image-4892322-31025203-2-WebSmall_0_2e6128f8fb7dedd972a721c858d06240_1

There you go.


paddyt111 posted 07-06-2008 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for paddyt111  Send Email to paddyt111     
Tom, Exactly the information I needed. I thought it was something like that. I'm heading out now and will close the valve.

I've been at the cottage for a week now and am using the 210 Ventura daily. Lots to report as soon as I get back home. The boat has been a dream. The liquid rollers have been a terrific as the friction filled bunks were causing me all sorts of head aches. Weather here has been great 75 to 90 each day with light winds. Best regards, Paddy (photos to follow)

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