livewell drain

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by dusty1529, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. dusty1529

    dusty1529 New Member

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    Winamac, IN.
    I have a premade plastic livewell and was just wanting a few ideas on what kind of drain to put in it. I have a bilge to pump water in and an overflow drain but no drain in the bottom.
     
  2. viperdragon6662003

    viperdragon6662003 New Member

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    The ones in my boat that are build in have one that is about 3/4 inch and runs down to the back of the boat below the waterline next to the drain plug. it uses a rubber stopper to plus the hole.
     

  3. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    My overflow is a standpipe that inserts into the bottom drain into a rubber grommet. When installed it fills up, when removed it drains. It is just a pvc pipe.

    Just use a regular plug if your overflow pipe is not vertical or removable.
     
  4. dusty1529

    dusty1529 New Member

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    Winamac, IN.
    Do you ever have a problem with the standpipe geting knocked out by fish?
     
  5. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

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    warrenton misso
    drill a 13/16" hole and use a boat drain plug found at ANY boating store or walmart=$2.49
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Darryl

    NEVER! And I have had it loaded with big cats before. Not sure what kind of fitting they used at the factory but the pipe seats pretty secure.

    If I could think of the well-known site that sells fittings and pumps etc you'd find what you need. Someone will come up with it.
     
  7. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Iowa
    I have a livewell with a standpipe overflow like Skipeye but mine screws in so I don't have any trouble with fish knocking it over. Like Skipeye said I've had a lot of fish in my livewell and have never had a problem with standpipe.
     
  8. jasonminitruck

    jasonminitruck New Member

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  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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  10. dusty1529

    dusty1529 New Member

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    State:
    Winamac, IN.
    I havent put my overflow in yet so I think I will go with the stand pipe. Thank you everyone for the help and that web site helped a lot. Now I just hope i can fill my new livewell with cats here soon!!!!
     
  11. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    i've never had a fish knock it out, but i did have some shad in it one day and it started to overflow because a dead shad got caught it the top.
    chip