Originally Posted by CaptForce
I skip the bilge water
tasting and let some evaporate from a shallow dish set in the sun. 'easy to compare the remaining salt
to the same volume taken directly from the sea in a similar dish. I drink the scotch while watching the samples evaporate.
A very empirical approach.
If you have a stuffing box, and are in salt water
, then there is more likely than not salt
contaminatination present which will taint any fresh water
that finds it's way into the bilge
. Just tasting it will tell you it's salty but not how much.