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fester posted 07-23-2002 06:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for fester   Send Email to fester  
Want to install a bait tank on my 1978 20' Outrage. I am thinking of installing the tank in front of the center console or in the stern of the boat directly in front of the engine. Tank will be of the type that circulates water to keep the bait alive. I am interested in hearing your suggestions on where to locate the tank.
Thanks, Jeff
David Ratusnik posted 07-23-2002 07:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Jeff- I run an '86 22' OR with an auxiliary bait tank. It is positioned starboard at the stern just in front of the cockpit drain. Works just fine. Note in pic 45-3 and 45-4 that I have installed a bilge pump at the back of the transom for raw water circulation. Bait can't stay any fresher- overflow out of the auxiliary tank goes down the cockpit drain. If you place your tank in front of the console I suspect you will be recirculating same old water. Wire for the bilge pump run under the flooring to batteries. Good luck. David
mag posted 07-24-2002 12:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for mag  Send Email to mag     
I installed a 14 gallon bait tank (Kodiak P-14) in my 1979 20' Outrage. Just forward of the motor on the center-line of the boat. Seems to work fine so far. I would recommend using the "quick disconnect mounting pads" so that you can take the bait tank out of the boat without wearing out the floor. --mag
reelescape1 posted 07-24-2002 08:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
I have a 40+ gal that is removable. It sits on the floor, centerline, in front of splashwell. '90 22' OR. Its an old white plastic drum. I keep it bungee-corded to the SS couch backing. 800 gph sure-flo pump (not the best pump!) mounted on transom, duel 1 1/2" overflows either side of engine. This keeps menhaden alive almost all day (9-10 hrs) in 90+ heat. I have a smaller one, about 20 gal, for shrimp, minnows, etc....fed from same pump. Install a ball valve in-line to throttle the feed and keep it closed when the wells are left at home!!

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