Livewell Aerator Advice

Bert KBert K Posts: 7 Greenhorn
Some time ago. Last winter I had my 1997 Scout 185 in the Marine shop for the 1000 hr PM. The Livewell pump had stopped working so I asked them to change the pump which they did. The pump pumps but no longer aerates the water. I have heard that this shop has gone out of business after many years of service. I am fairly mechanically inclined but am new to boats. What is the deal. Any legit info is greatly appreciated.



  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,257 Officer
    you can get an aerating spray head for your livewell

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  • SCFD rtrd.SCFD rtrd. Posts: 1,386 Officer
    Need more information; If they just changed the pump, then nothing else should change. Did they also change the discharge head inside the live-well? Do you have two pumps (one for raw water into the live-well and another to aerate the water)? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to figure out why changing a pump would effect the aeration.
  • Capt. PantsCapt. Pants Posts: 659 Officer
    My Kenner and the Scout the in-laws had have (2) pumps. Livewell fill and livewell recirculate. Whether there's two or not, look for an external 1/4" (clear/ black/ white?) tubing running perpendicular from you bait pump intake before it pumps into your livewell. This tube will also have a surface mount plastic "disc" with a small hole in the center used to allow air to be sucked down into your water flow and aerate the water. It make be clogged, or tube kinked. If there's (2) pumps, check your recirc. pump works.
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