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Livewell plug and buildout?

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    My livewell plug is leaking air omewhere in the threads or nozzle which effectively kills water pressure in the raw water washdown.

    Anyone know where to get a replacement; or alternatively where the Y between washdown and livewell occurs so I can cap the livewell outflow down there. Hint - its not at my pump .

    I've also reached the "I don't need my livewell" phase of the season and am looking for clever storage suggestions for the unused space.

  • #2
    Hey Backman,

    On our Albemarle we use our livewell as the beer/soda cooler.


    • #3
      Thats a lot of beer

      32 gallon coolers are a bit much in terms of wasted space!


      • #4
        livewell pump

        # 1.. i think your boat has a wash down pump and livewell pump...# 2...if a 32 gal.cooler is to large you are not drinking enough !!!


        • #5
          Old school 1998 version

          1 pump - y valve connection somewhere between the pump and thewashdown valve. I know I've seen the Y in my travels throughout the boat innards; just don't recall where.


          • #6
            live well

            On the 25 (don't know the others) IF the outlet is leaking air, this is a simple plastic screw in 'plug'. You can replace the little rubber gasket, but just eaiser to run down to Walmart (Bass Pro, West Marine, etc) and pickup a new screw in outlet. From $5 to $10 (same unit). Mine did the same, replaced it with the one from my river boat and it works just fine.


            • #7
              Worked on it this weekend

              adn even with gaskets and tape i couple not get an airtight seal - watertight yes; but it still pumps continuously.

              It appears the fitting the plug screws into is deformed; possibly from someone screwing too hard; thus causing the air leak.

              An ugh - the Y-junction is down the 6" inspection port below the port tower leg. No easy way to get 2 hands in there and see what I'm doing!


              • #8

                We need to make one of those Honey I Shrunk The Kids machines to work on these things but I must say that the 32 is far better than the 28.

                Did you make any progress yet?
                Life is to short for an ugly boat

                2015 Enclosed Helm 35


                • #9
                  Not yet

                  and to be honest after 7.5 hard years I am thinking the smart thing is to replace the whole system rather than continuing it dink around with it.

                  If I could i would swap hoses onto the fresh water pump as a test; but the raw water pump on the 98 model is behind the drawer liner and cannot be reached without removing the drawer and liner - lots and lots of screws!