Who likes my new live well

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  1. the brain
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  2. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    I'm still waiting for advice LW cushion
     

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    I have an aluminum raw water pickup tube (yet to be fabbed my pipe needs a though cleaning before fabbing) attached to the transome w/ a pump fabbed to it.

    about 14' of garden hose into LW. w/ pea holes pointed in same direction for the aireater.

    I've made a overflow so water will exit at about 22 gallons, will this work because most boat that have LWs builtin use two pumps in and out. curious how well my arrangement will compare w/ it's single pump?

    I will electricalley wire LW pump to my new switch panel #1
    #2.LW interia LED
    #3.will be raw water wash down

    plan is to have one raw water pickup and use it for both LW and wash down just T off the garden hose and only use one at a time.

    I've secured LW to Plywood floor w/ another bottom of barrel ring side -side bottom surport, I wanted the option of snatching up the LW and drain in the bilge this is why LW has a spout.

    I'm hopping the full of water /bait LW won't bounce around to much at high speed maybe I should glue the bottom of LW directely to Plywood?

    will grind a couple grooves in top then nylon strape to Plywood for top surport. just like I have my cooler/seat straped down. then I can go as fast as a please.

    next plan a hinge w/ nice stainless steel hinge for LW seat cushion will fab a flate piece of aluminum w/ fabric snaps just like I made my storeage roof.
     

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  5. SamSam
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    Water weighs 8.34 lbs a gallon so there's that. It will slosh around like crazy so it needs a good lid. It usually stinks, I can't tell if it's inside the cabin or not.
     
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    yeah I plan on securing lid w/ real hinge instead of tie wrapes

    yes it's inside the cabin, I wanted it's weight close to center of gravity.

    didn't concider the smell.

    I've made a overflow so water will exit at about 22 gallons, will this work because most boat that have LWs builtin use two pumps in and out. curious how well my arrangement will compare w/ it's single pump?
     

  7. fallguy
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    No way would I put a livewell in the cabin. Never.
     
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