Sea chest in XF20 ?

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Sea chest in XF20 ?

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Folks. It’s a steep learning curve being Me!

I have been reading up on “ Sea Chest “ and considering whether to plan for one in a XF20 rig.

I was planning a couple live bait wells and I like sourcing it’s water via sea chest with a single high speed through hull pick up.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Sea chest in XF20 ?

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A sea chest is usually seen on larger boats but you may try on the XF20.
Beware of the size of the pick up.
This boat is more sensitive than others to disturbances in the water flow. I would not put the pick up in front of the tunnel.
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I thought a sea chest was for carrying daggers and doubloons and your fancy work. 8)
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Re: Sea chest in XF20 ?

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jacquesmm wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:06 pm A sea chest is usually seen on larger boats but you may try on the XF20.
Beware of the size of the pick up.
This boat is more sensitive than others to disturbances in the water flow. I would not put the pick up in front of the tunnel.
Thank you, I was thinking of mounting high speed 3/4” bronze strainer to the Port side back along the tunnel about 1 foot forward of the transom. Sea cock valve. Noting the bait wells would be 7 to 10 gallons each.

I’m still playing with bait well locations.

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Re: Sea chest in XF20 ?

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I don't think it will work on an XF20, or for that matter on any of Bateau's smaller boats. The basic concept of this system is the entire chest is below the waterline, which on the XF20 is just a few inches. Just use a pickup, going through a seacock, then a pump to your well. Sea Chests are for boats with lots more of the hull below the waterline. Interesting design and hydrology is well thought out, but not on an XF20.
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Re: Sea chest in XF20 ?

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cape man wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:55 am I don't think it will work on an XF20, or for that matter on any of Bateau's smaller boats. The basic concept of this system is the entire chest is below the waterline, which on the XF20 is just a few inches. Just use a pickup, going through a seacock, then a pump to your well. Sea Chests are for boats with lots more of the hull below the waterline. Interesting design and hydrology is well thought out, but not on an XF20.
Thanks cape man. That was my original plan with split tee for each bait well

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