live wells in a bass boat drain where?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by daniel-delarosa, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    seminole, oklahoma
    Do the live wells in a bass boat drain into the hull? My buddy got a bass boat and he had a bunch of water in it after loading it back up. We thought maybe the live wells had a little to do with it.
     
  2. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Cambridge, Ne
    My Champion drains out the rear, There is two hole the main drain and the overflow. I would guess either its an older boat or he has a hose off or split.
     

  3. coach

    coach New Member

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    the overflow tube could be stopped up with something and allowing water to get over the top of the livewell and into the hull ..............
     
  4. CatsNstripers

    CatsNstripers New Member

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    Smith Mountain
    Sounds like either the overflow is stopped up, or the drain hose's have a split or crack... Also some bass boats are equiped with a valve for the drain, which can go bad, and wont shut off...
     
  5. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Four Oaks, NC
    Worse case scenario. A cracked hull.
    Seen cracks that only leaked sitting still and seen them only leak underway.
    Also check the thruhulls. Them cheap nylon thru hulls have a tendency to crack with age. Check the backing nut for cracks too.
     
  6. JUG_LINE

    JUG_LINE New Member

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    NE Oklahoma
    This would be my bet. Mine will overflow even if it is working properly, it pumps faster than it drains.