03-27-2012, 08:15 AM
Not starting a debate, i've read REW's post about good effective ways to do this. I'm asking the ranger owners out there what they have and what works. I am a new ranger owner, i had a Pro-V before this which had the high speed pick up on the bottom of the hull. With the Flow-Rite valve system what are you guys using for high speed pick up, Do the flaps inside the valve handle the water pressures that are created while traveling 50+ mph. What setting to you set the valve at? When fishing tourneys on the hot days and long 20+mile runs with a basket of eyes, it's crucial to keep fresh water on these fish and my lund did a very good job.
Thanks for any input.
What did flow right say when you called them?
Most of the high speed pickups can be adjusted up and down to vary the input pressure into the system, if you find the pressure to be a problem.
By the way, when I use my high speed pickup, I have the fill valve wide open and I have the drain valve open. That way, the freshwater is always going in, and the old stale water is always draining out. I assume that your livewell drain, empties to the exterior of your boat? I adjust the filll rate, so that it is about equal to the drain rate, so that the livewell stays reasonably full with fresh water during transit.
When I near my destination, I close my livewell drain valve and let the livewell fill, so it will have a full fill of fresh water as I come to a stop at my destination.
03-27-2012, 11:39 AM
I do not have a seperate drain like the lund set up, in order to drain the livewell the flowrite selector needs to be on empty, or you can use the pump out option. I suppose adjusting the height of the pick-up would allow for a lower pressure. I have an overflow, so im not concerned with where the water will go.
03-27-2012, 01:21 PM
I have one of these in my Ranger and love it: http://www.amazon.com/T-H-Marine-WPS-1P-Hydro-Flow/dp/B0000AXXI9
The best I've found so far.