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Offline Rampage

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« on: June 23, 2012, 10:32:45 PM »
This is the livewell I'm setting up have a few more things.to add,I'm putting a tap to waste off pump so I can refresh water without moving it the pump is a 500gph which I had at home but going to upgrade to a 850gph pump just to get better aeration of the water and just a few adjustments on the spray bar,have done a test run and so far so good.









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Re: Livewell
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 10:40:36 PM »
looking good mate, I like the way U have done the clear plastic lid, great idea.
The one thing I dont see is the intake ???

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 07:31:53 PM »
G-day redrocket, I'm not an expert with things but I'll be fitting a tap and pipe so I can pump to waste and going to refresh the water manually with a bucket. I don't know if this the right thing to do but I'm only using this temp till we set up a permanent livewell in the boat. I'm open to any ideas or thoughts

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 10:06:19 PM »
Im not 100% sure but I dont think they will let u fish a comp using manual refill. I would have thought u would need a pump to fill the tank with. Not a hard thing to do. U could just run a pipe over the back of ur transom to a bilge as a temp measure, or if u want to make it more permanent run a through hull fitting to a pump, just make sure if u do this u install a seacock.
Maybe some of the guys who fish the comps could give us their thoughts.

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 09:44:06 AM »
Nice livewell. will have to look at one of those myself.

What cost was involved?

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 10:39:17 AM »
I'll stand corrected if wrong, but I reckon manual refill is OK with ABT Red. However like anything its best to check with the management of the comp you are entering well ahead of time.

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 07:27:57 PM »
Thanks bbg I think it has cost me $170 so far not including the pump,every thing has come from bunnings.

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 07:39:59 PM »
bbg. Go to YouTube type in, How to make a kick boat livewell, the guys name is Catchemcaro, he will show you how to make it.

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 09:32:15 AM »
Thanks Rampage :). Just wanted something movable so i can work out a good location. then i'll fill it in once the ballance is ok

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 04:25:16 PM »
looking good Rampage, thanks for sharing as i don't have a livewell either has give me a few ideas i can try out for my boat

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 09:32:17 PM »
looking good mate, I like the way U have done the clear plastic lid, great idea.
The one thing I dont see is the intake ???


Top job, same as redrocket comet love the clear plastic lid layout

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Re: Livewell
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 06:56:38 PM »
Thanks guys, I checked out the rules at vbc it's says min 60lt insulated with a working aerator or reticulating pump and nothing about drawing water from outside the boat. I might have to e-mail Bill H see if he can clarify