carbon fibre Livewell project

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Schiskafish
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:52 am

It's taken a while but I've finally finished my livewell for my prowler. Took it out yesturday morning up at Sullivan's Bay for a test run. Flow a bit fast so installed a ball valve. Caught 1 little mackeral who christened it. Had to reconnect fishfinder to original battery as there as no other way I could get rid of electrical interference while sharing battery with pump. Anyway here are a few pics of the project journey.
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The livewell finished... I think. Note the 'vent' on top that I have actually used to give me a bit of a peek inside the back of the well (still wanting to install a light inside).
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Here is the base made from fibreglass. The mould was made from high density insulation starting (see next pic)
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The insulation plug to make the mould... to make the carbon fibre top part
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Plug ready for the mould
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Jumped ahead a few steps... here is the mould made from plug all ready for carbon fibre part
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Carbon fibre (cheap from china) layered with 3 to 5 layers
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Insitu
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Sits nicely between legs for very sturdy access to bait
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Schiskafish
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:56 am

A couple more pics of the workings
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The little front dash with switch
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The plumbing and electrical. Not in view, but have I I try bag a 12 volt 12 amp Sla battery
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:14 pm

Holy shit that's awesome.

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Frik'n heck....that looks great !!!
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:58 pm

wow ,awesome job!! I want one :clap:

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:14 pm

Winch... his "ute box" looks better than yours :lol: :rofl: :P

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 pm

Snap 4T wrote:Winch... his "ute box" looks better than yours :lol: :rofl: :P
Cheeky bugger :P Ask him how many hours are in it. Maybe the forum should have a ute box off :rofl:

Looks good :y: Like it even better that he had a go and stuck with it.

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:43 pm

Winch wrote:
Snap 4T wrote:Winch... his "ute box" looks better than yours :lol: :rofl: :P
Cheeky bugger :P Ask him how many hours are in it. Maybe the forum should have a ute box off :rofl:

Looks good :y: Like it even better that he had a go and stuck with it.
Too many hours, but kept me busy and in anticipation on all those windy days I wasn't on the water.
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:26 am

Very very nice! :y:
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