What are you guys running for live-wells? Right now im just using my blue hot-tank, but its a pain in the ass to get around if i wanna get on the port rail to get up to the tower. I was thinking about get a smaller baitwell, like the moeller oblong bait tank, or to fiberglass a tank underneath the rail and use part of the rail as the lid of the tank. heres a picture of the boat with an idea of where i was thinking about putting the lid of the tank. I think as long as it doesnt come out past the rail it wouldnt be in the way, and im leaning towards the spot on the port fwd rail as opposed to the stern. any reason why this wouldnt work?
When i was in Galilee, Rhode Island most of the lobster boats had tanks built into/under the gunnels some had them down both sides, looked like a nice way to use up the space. Only thing that bothered me was you lose the toe kick under the gunnel with them so you can't get your feet under the gunnel and it feels like you will fall out of the boat easier.
Woundup,Duxbait asked before ...what do you wanna keep alive...because i have a long rectangle tank...but i keep summer flounder alive..to keep pogies it should be round...there is a plastic dealer here on the island that has tubs...i can check for you
John, glass in a oval livewell into the transom like you see on the Carolina boats, pretty sweet deal. I had one on the HH40 that had a nice indent for your feet as well, its glass do wonders with that time off!
Sad to think that my best bluefin years were nearly 10 years ago this year...