High-performance fishing machines can get airborne, allowing the pump to ingest air, lose prime or develop an airlock, which will kill bait. A pump box is the best solution, so consider it during your livewell pump installation. Offshore Bait Solutions offers boxes with a single intake and bilge pumps inside (such as Rule 1500s), bronze plumbing, air-vent fittings and removable clear-acrylic lids. Bilge pumps work here because they use the same motors and impellers as in centrifugal livewell pumps. Yet instead of being connected directly to an intake, these pumps pick up the clean water from inside the flooded pump box, just as they might pick up dirty water from the bilge, but instead deliver the water to the livewell. The boxes secure inside the bilge below the waterline, as level and as far aft as possible.