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  • Add on Livewell?

    I have a Sea Nymph 14R that I would really like to add a live well to, but i really don't have much to spend on one. I have heard of the kind that you add an aerorator to a cooler but i really want one that could be built in. I was thinking of cutting a hole in one of the seats but my dad says that it will affect the structural support for the hull. But Im not really sure. Should i do it or are there any other ways to put a livewell in. Thanks

    "It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip 'em the bird."

    Sea Nymph 14r / '86 Evinrude 15hp
    Sears 12ft / '89 yamaha 6hp
    93' Kawasaki 650sx


  • #2
    Re: Add on Livewell?

    Cutting a hole in the seat to install a live well tank shouldn't hurt the structural integrity of the boat provided a great deal of the horizontal material is not removed. However, just dropping in a tank is only part of the system. You need a live well pump that must have the intake below the water line which on your boat is at the back. That means the fill and drain tubes are exposed. I tend to agree with your Dad on this for three reasons. 1) cost 2) appearance/safety, and 3) destroying the value of the boat. Use a portable.

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    • #3
      Re: Add on Livewell?

      Post some pics of your boat's interior and transom. You'd need a pump with a thru-hull fitting at the transom, overflow drain & maybe a pump-out/aerator pump. plumbing's not that complicated. is there a deck you could put it under? My livewell's overflow drain is a hole in the side of the boat and the drain is a hole in the bottom. That's the factory design though - I'm not recommending you start drilling holes.
      It's all about the tools.

      "If the ocean is glass flat and the sun is shining, you open up the special memory compartment of your brain and start recording the smells, sounds, sights and feelings." -- Philster

      "Poets talk about 'spots of time,' but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone. I shall remember that son of a b**** forever." -- N. Maclean

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      • #4
        Re: Add on Livewell?

        If you want to fix the structural problem, not that there would be one, you could run some aluminum angle across the seat on the inside, in the corner - front and back.
        http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/p...,p,482,00.html
        Click above to view my 1542 jon boat project.

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        • #5
          Re: Add on Livewell?

          Sorry, duplicate post.
          http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/p...,p,482,00.html
          Click above to view my 1542 jon boat project.

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          • #6
            Re: Add on Livewell?

            Bass, check out ******* they are a little bit of money but they are portable and I am going to get one for my jon boat. If you cannot afford it now just save up and when you get it you will be glad you did not tear up your boat. Hey it is Christmas if you get and money it can go to your live well......d Plus Dad will be real happy you did not cut up your boat.d

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            • #7
              Re: Add on Livewell?

              How old are you Bass-a-holic?
              http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/p...,p,482,00.html
              Click above to view my 1542 jon boat project.

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              • #8
                Re: Add on Livewell?

                Here is a link for interior picts. i think that they will work?

                http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?use...cdate=20061220

                [/quote]How old are you Bass-a-holic?

                going on 16
                "It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip 'em the bird."

                Sea Nymph 14r / '86 Evinrude 15hp
                Sears 12ft / '89 yamaha 6hp
                93' Kawasaki 650sx

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                • #9
                  Re: Add on Livewell?

                  I bought this boat about 6 months ago with my own money that earned, and built the entire interoir by myself. So no making fun of it because it gets the job done for fishing. :@ d
                  "It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip 'em the bird."

                  Sea Nymph 14r / '86 Evinrude 15hp
                  Sears 12ft / '89 yamaha 6hp
                  93' Kawasaki 650sx

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                  • #10
                    Re: Add on Livewell?

                    check out livebaitlarry.com
                    HUMAN BUILT = HUMAN FIXED
                    CERTIFIED MARINE TECH

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                    • #11
                      Re: Add on Livewell?

                      Your Dad is Right again,.........

                      If you Cut the Seat,..... You'll loose hull Strength,......
                      And,......
                      I'll Bet that there's Floation Foam Inside those Seats,.......
                      If you take the Foam out to install a Baitwell,......
                      You'll be Removing a Safety Factor..........

                      i'm with the other Posters,..... Get a Portable Baitwell.......
                      Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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                      • #12
                        Re: Add on Livewell?

                        I think that it is setup very well. I would get a portable livewell as well, Its not always the best to do things that you cannot reverse, been there done that. At 15 I think you are ahead of the game.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Add on Livewell?

                          I asked how old you are because I am only 13 and it is interesting to meet other people my age on this forum.
                          So no making fun of it because it gets the job done for fishing. :@ d<img src=">
                          Hey, we ain't making fun of it. You should see my little jonboat. Sitting on blocks right now. All the structural peices have been taken out for repairs. Hoping I get an outboard for christmas.
                          My larger boat is not in much better condition. Sitting on its nice new trailer, but interior is gutted other than the new deck. And engine is unknown condition. So at this point you are ahead because yours gets the job done for fishing. Mine don't.
                          http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/p...,p,482,00.html
                          Click above to view my 1542 jon boat project.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Add on Livewell?

                            Originally posted by Bass-A-Holic
                            I bought this boat about 6 months ago with my own money that earned, and built the entire interoir by myself. So no making fun of it because it gets the job done for fishing. :@ d
                            Yea about your boat Sweet set-up that is how I am trying to set up my jon boat nice job.8)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Add on Livewell?

                              you're right bassboy, it is cool to know that im not the only kid this age that has a boat obsession. I read some of your other posts but really didnt guess you were my age cause you were a "cheif petty officer"

                              P.S.
                              you say i have u beat in the boat catagory but if u fix up that lund you'll definatly have me beat, plus you have the bigger largies down there.:|
                              "It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip 'em the bird."

                              Sea Nymph 14r / '86 Evinrude 15hp
                              Sears 12ft / '89 yamaha 6hp
                              93' Kawasaki 650sx

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