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2010 SS211 Baitwells Pump and Valve Access

I have a 2010 SS211 with the Flow-Rite System 4 baitwells in the bow and stern. How does one gain access to change the pump and/or value systems? I can see the stern valve on the starboard side through the engine port but cannot reach it. I have not been able to locate the pump for the stern baitwell but figure it must be close.  I cannot find the pump or valve for the bow baitwell and would like to know how to put my hands on it. I may need to change the valves for both of them as they are very hard to actuate to the fill, recirculate, and empty positions. I have tried lubricating the cable and that doesn't seem to help so I suspect the valves need to be changed.


  • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    Here is what Hurricane states regarding pump location:

    "The live well pump is in the back of the boat by the bilge pump just off to starboard side. It can be accessed through the access plate."

    I attached some Flow-Rite documentation that you might find helpful if you don't have it already.

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

  • lane3144lane3144 Member Posts: 2
    Thank you for sharing the information you have. It is still a mystery how to gain access to the valve and pump for the stern and bow livewells.  I am not able to find an access plate that is noted that would be large enough to perform repairs. 
    There are two 6 - 8" diameter holes on the transom area near the motor but these are too far away to perform work on the valve / pump. You can see the cable running to the valve.  Perhaps there is something behind the rear seat backs?  Has anyone ever opened this area up to change the bilge pump?
    I am thinking the bow livewell valve / pump perhaps can be accessed by removing the compartment on the floor that is opened via a hatch towards the front of the boat.  The compartment has many screws that secure it to the floor. Has anyone ever changed out the bow livewell valve / pump?
  • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    I got a confirmation regarding the location of the livewells.  The pumps and valves that operate the front & rear livewells are both located in the rear of the boat.  There are none in the front.  Unfortunately,  I don't have any better info regarding accessing them.
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • StacyRStacyR Member Posts: 6
    U can change the cartridge pumps from the access ports by the engine . They just twist off, , be sure to move the tab that keeps the pump in place... long arms help .
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