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October 17, 2013

Sportsman's Workbench

Readers' original ideas on shortcuts and inventions.

WASH IT DOWN

My boat did not come with a raw-water washdown, so I made one of my own. I picked up a brass garden-hose -Y-adapter at the hardware store, unscrewed the livewell nozzle, and screwed the Y-adapter onto the livewell inlet. I then reattached the livewell nozzle on one side and a hose quick-connect on the other. The Y-adapter has valves that can be used to direct the water flow, so I can set it to keep bait alive and ready, or give the boat a quick wash while on the water. The quick-connect makes it easy to hook up a hose that I keep up front, in the hold.  

 - Bryan Beatty, Baton Rouge, Louisiana