I am currently planning on adding a livewell to my boat. At this time it does not have one installed already. The front of the boat has a deck about even with the edge of the boat that extends back about 3 feet with a storage compartment in it with a door on the vertical face facing the back of the boat. There is three bench seats (just flat decking basically) that have seats mounted to them. My idea is to take and extend the front flooring back all the way to the first bench and enclose that whole area. Moving the hatch door for the storage compartment to the top in the front and putting a live well in the back half of that area with a top hatch. My concern is trying to figure out the best system/way to go about doing a water intake to fill the livewell as well as a way to drain the tank. Also what type of wood would be the best to finish the decking off. I am new to boat restoration and would like and advice anyone can give me. Thanks.