Boat help needed! What should I do to fix my Catfish Boat?

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by Ulikedew, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Need some help with a live well line.
    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/ulikedew/Baothelp4.jpg

    What would be the best way of fixing it right.Thought about using silicone around but not sure of a better way.

    Second question I have about my boat is this
    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/ulikedew/Baothelp2.jpg
    Does this hole get a plug also?

    And third and final question I pretty much think I know the answer but need
    confirmation.Do these fittings goto the live wells.

    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/ulikedew/Baothelp3.jpg

    Sorry to be a pain first boat and wanna fish before bad weather.
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Not sure where you are talking about on the first pic, If it is around the through hull fittings, then yes silicone will work.
    I think the second pic is the live well overflow,no plug needed.
    Don't know about the third pic.
     

  3. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    If its an older boat the first thing I would do is replace all of the nylon fittings with new nylon fittings or brass fittings.
    Over the years those things get brittle from sunlight and warming and cooling cycles. They develope hairline cracks.

    The hoses. I'd replace them with a quality rubber hose like you would find being used for compressed air line. The ribbed stuff is junk.

    If a nylon fitting fails you are going to start filling up with water.
    Its also not a bad idea to put a ball valve right after a thruhull fitting comes through the hull. That way if a fitting on the livewell fails or a line fails you can shut the valve and cut the water flow.