How do I build a live well ?

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Posted by Michael ( on October 15, 2005 at 08:34:46:

I have a 1965 15' Starcraft. Been modfied as a fishing boat. I thinking of putting a well in, to keep my catch alive. The day of the stringer over the side has ended. I would like to keep cost down.
One thought could one convert a cooler to a live well or ???. My boat is aluminum. Does one have to put a hole in the boat for out side water and if so... how, so does not LEAK?

I ask the pros they know how & thank them for all the help so far....MICHAEL ideas please