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Livewell problem FINALLY fixed!

cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭

Well I've been waiting for this moment to let you all know that while in my third season on my SD237 my livewell is finally working……. for the first time!


I've been reading many threads since I first bought the boat about too many Hurricane owners with livewell issues.  Many suggestions and remedies that worked for others just wouldn't work in my case (I tried ALL of them!), but my dealer never gave up trying things (the dealer has been just as frustrated as I was and stuck with me all the way in fixing this).


When I took the boat out of storage this season, they reverse flushed the livewell system and a bunch of gunk came out the inlet, they thought they finally found the problem…….. ah, no….. still not working.


So the last go-around was upgrading the pump to a 750 gph (luckily it’s a Johnson cartridge style pump).  We thought the pump was a 500 gph model, but we were wrong, it was already a 750 gph pump.  He put the new one in anyway; it ran, but no water (just like the original one).  Then he disconnected the hose off the outlet side of the pump and gave it a pretty strong tug and he felt something release.  He reconnected the hose and it finally started working.  Apparently, the hose was kinked when the boat was assembled.


Can you be frustrated and happy at the same time?


I just wanted to share this to add it to the list of possible remedies for non-working livewells.

2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer