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Old 04-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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My livewell pump crapped out about a month ago. I have a small livewell tank, and am thinking of doubling by making a second area into a second tank. Probably gonna use a 1200 gph dual output pump, and tie into my raw water washdown because that pump crapped out a week after I got my boat, and tee off for 2 livewell tanks. Any suggestions on what pump I should get? I don't want to spend much more than $70.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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Rule seems to last in the salt water longer from what I found
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Heard alot of bad things with rule, basically that they crap out early. I still have a couple of weeks to decide, and right now i'm leaning towards johnsons, but not sure yet. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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The real crap pumps are Sure Flow.

By oversizing a livewell pump you can stress your baits more.

Use this chart from one of the best livewell manufactures.


http://www.kodiakmarine.com/bait_pumps.html
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Thanks X, and I also have end valves to slow the flow. I think I have made up my mind afer doing more research. You all probably won't like my decicion, but i'm going with an attwood dual outlet pump, where both outlet ports are pressurizes, then tee off the starboard sise to mt washdown. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
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The dual outlet Livewell pumps are not what your thinking.

They are that way to allow one hole thru the hull. The top port is pressurized when the pump is turned ON...The lower port is just a pickup and is used to supply water for a washdown pump.


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X, the specs on the attwood tsunami t800 dual port livewell pump actually states that the second outlet is pressurized for a low pressure washdown. That's exactly what i'm lookong for. I'm using the first with a tee to feed both livewells and the second for my washdown, and extra livewell water if needed because the wells will have shutoffs, so I can double water flow. Thanks for your info.
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