Recomended pump sizes for my boat?

BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,114 Admiral
Hi guys, another question! I have a '98 Hewes Redfisher undergoing restoration.
http://forums.floridasportsman.com/showthread.php?51026-One-mans-dreamboat-Flats-boat-overhaul!-(-Hewes-Redfisher-)
It has two livewells, main well is center aft and the release well port aft. I think the well sizes are 20 gallons and 30 gallons, respectively but may be off a bit. Anyway, I ordered 3 800gph Shurflo Pirahnas, and need you guys to reinsure me that I made the right chioce! I'll put one on each well, with a recirculator also on the main well. Both wells will also be plumbed with a bubbler. I thought the next size up was overkill and was a substantail increase in current demand. What do you guys think? Thanks for any and all opinions!

Also, is anyone using the new Shurflo livewell spicket? It looks like it has the most tottal control availible for flow rate and even direction.
Tony Eden-
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  • SCFD rtrd.SCFD rtrd. Posts: 1,373 Officer
    Have you looked at the Shurflow web-site. They provide lots of information of pump sizes related to live-well sizes. I have two live-wells (about 25 gal. each) and supply both with one 1100 Shurflow Bait Century (magnetic drive). I fish with white-bait and have had no problem keeping them healthy.
  • nuclearfishnnuclearfishn Posts: 8,353 Admiral
    I have a 30 gallon livewell on my cat. Just replace the Rule 800gph pump. I've never had a problem keeping any bait alive with it.
  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,348 Moderator
    Tony, your are gonna be fine with those pumps.

    CMD
    Formerly Catmandew
  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,114 Admiral
    As you suggested, the charts on the Shurflo site are very helpfull. But it sure helps when real folks back those claims up, thanks guys!
    Tony Eden-
    Certified, licsensed and insured, Marine Electronics and rigging master, and "Dream boat" build winner with 20 years of professional experience.
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