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Old 01-23-2020, 06:07 PM
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Ok, I am new to the forum. I live in the Tampa Bay area and recently purchased a 1993 Dusky 233. I have a traditional livewell under the leaning post, and I have another one in the floor behind the leaning post. The one in the floor has four holes in the bottom, two toward the front and two toward the rear. I have used it recently by just letting in water half way and then putting the plugs back in. Has anyone used this type of livewell, are they good bad or indifferent. If they are not good, what can I do to make it work?
Old 01-23-2020, 06:16 PM
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Had the same boat, the one in the floor worked good when the boat is running. One intake on the front should have a scoop on it.
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I have a slightly older 233.
the holes toward the bow on mine is for draining it while on plane.
the ones to word the stern are for filling it.

when using it, keep the front holes plugged & the back holes open. Mine has an additional larger hole up high & towards the stern that lets water travel between the open dusky drive & the livewell.

at least thatís how I understand it to work. Mine came with a macerate pump in the bilge plumbed into the livewell so I can pump water into the livewell & let it drain out into the dusky drive so all plugs can be kept in Iíd assume. I am guessing this was an addition & may not have been from the factory.

The previous owner installed a bait tank in the dusky drive as well that is fed by the same macerate pump. I can fill both or shut 1 or the other off with a shutoff valve. He said he did that because he was getting too old to get on his knees to try to net baits in the floor livewell so I donít think it was because the floor one didnít work properly.
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Yes, one in front has scoop and one in rear has rear facing scoop. When in use, did you leave the plugs out all the time, even when cruising?
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Originally Posted by tenacious1 View Post
I have a slightly older 233.
the holes toward the bow on mine is for draining it while on plane.
the ones to word the stern are for filling it.

when using it, keep the front holes plugged & the back holes open. Mine has an additional larger hole up high & towards the stern that lets water travel between the open dusky drive & the livewell.

at least thatís how I understand it to work. Mine came with a macerate pump in the bilge plumbed into the livewell so I can pump water into the livewell & let it drain out into the dusky drive so all plugs can be kept in Iíd assume. I am guessing this was an addition & may not have been from the factory.

The previous owner installed a bait tank in the dusky drive as well that is fed by the same macerate pump. I can fill both or shut 1 or the other off with a shutoff valve. He said he did that because he was getting too old to get on his knees to try to net baits in the floor livewell so I donít think it was because the floor one didnít work properly.
Thanks!

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