So I’m rebuilding a dolphin renegade hull and have a question about location for a livewell pickup.
Since there’s very little dead rise on the hull I’m a little skeptical about putting a scoop directly on the bottom of the boat. Running and poling so shallow i imagine it would hit bottom frequently.
My question is what about putting it in the little pocket tunnel? Apologies if this is a stupid question but it really would be a convenient location both inside and outside the hull. I’ve posted some pictures above to show exactly where it’d be nice to place it.
I just don’t know if putting a scoop here would A) cause problems in water getting to the motor and/or B) not be able to pickup water while running up on plane (which of course is the whole point of a hi speed scoop).
Thanks in advance if any of you have thoughts/experiences with this. I’ve pretty much eliminated the idea of a transom mount pickup with EZ Scoop because there will be trim tabs and virtually no space leftover for a thru hull pickup.