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They hull scoop used in wrong application?

Old 10-09-2019, 10:50 AM
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My boat has one of those above deck 40 gallon plastic live well tanks and it has a pickup scoop on it with a pump and peacock. Then on the other side of the bilge there is the raw water washdown with no scoop and that looses prime if it's not used often enough.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:52 AM
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I think the raw water washdown needs the scoop and the baitwell that has the pump in the bilge doesn't
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:11 AM
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I may be wrong but the livewell needs the scoop so the pump doesn't loose prime when underway to keep bait alive. The wash down will most likely never be used while the boat is moving faster than idle speed so needs no scoop.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:15 AM
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I may be wrong but the livewell needs the scoop so the pump doesn't loose prime when underway to keep bait alive. The wash down will most likely never be used while the boat is moving faster than idle speed so needs no scoop.
^ more or less this. Also depends on whether pump is self-priming and pump's location relative to the waterline.
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On many boats, the livewell and washdown pumps share the same thru-hull strainer. I've got this style in my boat.

http://www.pentair.com/en/products/w...ell-pumps.html
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On many boats, the livewell and washdown pumps share the same thru-hull strainer. I've got this style in my boat.

http://www.pentair.com/en/products/w...ell-pumps.html

That's what I have and another separate groco style expensive $200 pump that powers the raw water washdown.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by fishmaster273 View Post
My boat has one of those above deck 40 gallon plastic live well tanks and it has a pickup scoop on it with a pump and peacock. Then on the other side of the bilge there is the raw water washdown with no scoop and that looses prime if it's not used often enough.
the peacock is the problem im guessing.


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No. The livewell scoop is correct. Lots of them have the ability to circulate and regulate water flow underway

if your washdown is loosing prime it is worn out

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