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homemade livewell

by , Posted to on 04/02/2007 10:24 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/30/2005
Location: ND
I am wondering if anyone has attempted to construct thier own livewell? Any ideas would be great.
Re: homemade livewell
by on 04/02/2007 10:34 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
I made one with an old cooler. It had the drain in the bottom. I bolted a bilge pump on there and wired it into my light outlet. Whenever I wanted to run it I would turn the lights on.
Re: homemade livewell
by on 04/03/2007 06:38 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
Are you going to put this livewell in the floor or will it be "free standing"?

In the past I've seen several pre-made add-oon type livewells in the Bargain caves of different Cabela's stores.

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Re: homemade livewell
by on 04/03/2007 07:43 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/23/2005
Location: MN
I have an older Lund fiberglass boat that used to have a livewell in it at one time or another. So I just built a new one to fit my requirements, then glassed it in. Works great.
Re: homemade livewell
by on 04/09/2007 11:28 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/13/2002
Location: ND
I built one on a older boat a few years back. Spent a couple hundred dollars at Cabelas and bought the tank, pump, and all the hoses needed. Re did the whole front end of the boat. Actually turned out real good. Made for a good winter project. The homeade live wells with coolers look cheap and sloppy. Do it right and buy the correct material.
Re: homemade livewell
by on 06/26/2009 3:06 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/23/2009
Location: MN
Bullhead is right coolers are cheap and short term. If you are still in the market for a livewell I custom build livewells. If interested go to Let me know if I can help
Happy Fishing and Keep em Alive!!!
Re: homemade livewell
by on 06/26/2009 5:48 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/18/2007
Location: ND
i have a old trihull that was open bow boat didnt have a livewell so bought a 10 doller pice of plexie glass, cocking, and a pice of 2x2 used the 2x2 to make like a picture fram screwed it to the boat pre drilled the plexie glass screwed that on the the wood frame and cocked drillied hole in floor it was hallow then used some pvc fittings and have a livwell dont have a pump yet but for no more then 20 dollars best livewell ive ever seen 
Re: homemade livewell
by on 06/27/2009 07:02 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/28/2001
Location: ND
The ne FLW magazine has an article on building a baitwell which could be modified to a livewell.


Re: homemade livewell
by on 05/24/2010 10:40 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/24/2010
Location: MO

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