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    Question Live Well shutoff questions

    I was wondering if most livewell setups have some sort of shutoff? My Hydra-Sport has the aerators and has an open drain at the bottom. When the boat is in the water the live wells will take in a little water and can be filled with the aerator. When I take off though the live wells will just drain out back into the lake. Are you supposed to plug the bottom drain with something or am I missing some sort of shut off for the drain? It doesn't look like anything was ever tampered with so I assume it came setup like this.

    -Thanks guys

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    #2
    should be a drain plug....


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    No manual toggle type switch under the throttle ? My Nitro has fill, empty, recirculate. Fill closes the valve.
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    "Just For Today", Life is kinda hard but it's
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    Should be a lever or switch that selects fill and drain. IF you cannot get that to work, cork the drains.

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    #5
    just had to plug the livewells on my old hydrasport.

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    Thanks for the input guys. Appreciate the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydra4me View Post
    I was wondering if most livewell setups have some sort of shutoff? My Hydra-Sport has the aerators and has an open drain at the bottom. When the boat is in the water the live wells will take in a little water and can be filled with the aerator. When I take off though the live wells will just drain out back into the lake. Are you supposed to plug the bottom drain with something or am I missing some sort of shut off for the drain? It doesn't look like anything was ever tampered with so I assume it came setup like this.

    -Thanks guys
    My 1998 205 Hydra Sport under the gear shift lever is 2 switches should be recurculate , pump out ,,can't remember the other 2 , Im me if you have the same boat and switches ,I'll go out and look at mine and tell you what does what ,brain dead at the moment I guess.
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    #8
    mine has something resembling this right behind the drivers seat.

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    my valve was bad so it didnt work, couple of clicks on flow-rites page and im back in order now.