Alumacraft 165 Navigator Tiller Live-well operation


Apr 14, 2023
New to me 2003 Navigator 165 tiller. I love the boat, just getting familiar with everything. Question on the live-well operation. The only button toggles between auto and manual. When I flip that switch I hear the pump start up in the bilge area, but no water enters the live-well. At the upper part of the live-well is the fill and I have opened that "plug". I do see a plug in the transom near the main boat drain, does this plug need to be out? Can it be left out all the time? If I open the plug in the bottom of the live-well , I can get it to fill some very slowly, but not much. I know I'm doing something wrong. This is my first boat with a live-well/baitwell, and I'm just hoping the internal lines are not busted or something.