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i got a 83 skeeter SF90 im havin a couple problems with. my first one is i have to live wells that dont seem to work. wen i flip the switch it just continues to fill up with water until i turn the switch off but my fish in there just die. theres two hoses that go from the well to the back of the boat and i normally plug those before i get in the water so last weekend i didnt plug them and my battery compartment filled with water quick. so i went back to havin the 3 plugs in. does anyone know how to keep the fish alive in the wells?
my next question is im having a fuel problem. i have to constantly squeeze the bulb for it to run right. would that be a fuel pump or filter? if so where would they be located? thanks for the help. im new here and really enjoyin the site.
 

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The plumbing of the live wells sounds like it need some help. Start from the livewell it self and work your way out. As for the fuel, it sounds to me that you have a leak in the fuel line to where it won't hold a prime. You can replace the bulb and line yourself for about 20.00$ good luck. If you have any more questions you can always ask Booya. He is now THE Skeeter GOORU
 

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i got a 83 skeeter SF90 im havin a couple problems with. my first one is i have to live wells that dont seem to work. wen i flip the switch it just continues to fill up with water until i turn the switch off but my fish in there just die. theres two hoses that go from the well to the back of the boat and i normally plug those before i get in the water so last weekend i didnt plug them and my battery compartment filled with water quick. so i went back to havin the 3 plugs in. does anyone know how to keep the fish alive in the wells?
I don't know of any boat that shuts off the fill when the tank has reached a full level. There is no float level or hall effect sensor to my knowledge.

This is the worst time of the year to keep fish in a livewell and unless you are fishing a tournament basically the additional stress placed on the fish is really hard on them and not a good idea. When you fill up your livewell you are taking water off the surface. The best thing to do is to keep the temperature of the water in the livewell around 5 to 10 degrees cooler then the temperature of the lake that you read on your fishfinder. HomeDepot and Lowe's sells these 1 and 2 quart small plastic containers. I used this for making a nice ice cube to place in my livewell. Each of my livewells is 26 gallons. Cooler water happy fish, too cold or hot and the fish will go into shock.

If you take on water when those holes are not plugged with the age of your boat when is the last time you have checked the hoses and valves for cracks. Sounds like you have a bad hose.

my next question is im having a fuel problem. i have to constantly squeeze the bulb for it to run right. would that be a fuel pump or filter? if so where would they be located? thanks for the help. im new here and really enjoyin the site.
Is the fittings on the bulb tight, if the fuel line is loose at the bulb this will cause your problem. Also check the fuel line itself and see if it is not cracked. Bend and flex the line and see if it is weather worn. Also check the fuel cap and make sure that the gasket is still in good shape.
 

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so putting some ice in the well keeps them alive? ill give that a try. i normally dont use them but just like to have everything working right. thanks for the help ill check all my fittings. is the fuel filter located in the tank?
 

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A bass will move around a lake to find it comfort zone and food source. In the heat of the day that fish wants comfort and sure you can find them up in the shallows feeding but more than likely they are hanging in 20-40 feet of water. Out of the heat and the sunlight. Keeping the temperature of the livewell around 10 degrees cooler than the surface temperature of the lake will help. Also change out the water to refresh it helps and if you have a recirc system use it. Keeping the oxygen level in the water of the livewell is critical. The fuel filter is located up under the cowling.

If you need a good mechanic that will come to you try Ken Howden - Holiday Marine - (480) 649-3234 .
 

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awesome man thank you. ill try it out. still couldnt find that damn fuel filter unles its under that big gear under the cowling. these boat engines are kinda confusing. saw another problem last night tinkering with things. under my dash theres your steering colomn im guessing that your wheels conected to. well at the top of that there is a hard plastic hose coming out of it thats not connected to anything. should that go somewhere?
 
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