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himmelrr
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I bought VT2 vents for a Nitro but sold the boat before installing them.  I planned to install them on the replacement boat, a 2010 Pantera II.  I never did because the livewells were so much better!!! I have had over 70 pounds of Hybrid Stripers in it on a hot summer day and they were a serious PITA to get out.  Same with bass too but never that much weight in there.  I have never lost a fish that wasn’t gut hooked and even most of them recovered.  I set recirc on 5 and aerator on 3 and just fish.  There is no need for anything additional with a BCB Advantage or Premium boat.  The new P Classic has basically the same livewell system my Nitro had.  I might consider the vents for one of those.

Do the VT2 vents work?  Folks who have them believe in them.  I personally have fished as a coangler on several mid-90s boats with them installed and the fish do better than they did in my Nitro.  They were very lively.  I think the vents help just getting the hot air out of the well.  That alone has got to be good for the fish!

If I were in your shoes, I would not install any oxygen system in a BCB.  I would install the vents if I was switching from the lid latches to side latches for the livewells or if I just needed confidence in the livewells.  I can tell you though you do not need anything if your livewells are clean and operating properly.

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