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Old 29-05-2012, 11:04   #1
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Salt water vs fresh water test

I was visiting a friend's boat today. He removed all of the water from the bilge and it was back in a few days. His water tank also seemed to be low. Is there any test to see if the bilge water is salt water or fresh water? (Really not interested in tasting it.)
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Old 29-05-2012, 11:17   #2
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Pick up a cheap hydrometer. Float it in a tall glass of bildge water and youve got your answer.
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Old 29-05-2012, 11:20   #3
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquids, more info.
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Old 29-05-2012, 11:23   #4
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Re: Salt water vs fresh water test

Boil some away in a Pyrex cup. Any residue should be salt. Me-I'd dip my finger and taste it.
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Re: Salt water vs fresh water test

just suck it up and taste it

I'm in water treatment and I just taste it instead of dragging all my test stuff to the boat
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Re: Salt water vs fresh water test

suk it up and taste it.
doesnt have to be much--if i can do it, so can you.
i did the taste test on what was coming out the exit hole one day and about gagged --was salt, thank the gods.
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you know what you must do!
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Re: Salt water vs fresh water test

Your not a proper crusing sailor unless you taste every leak. It's worth some simple checks to rule out the holding tank first !
Make sure you google the " powers of observation" test "given" to medical students first.
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if it smells li8ke poo, dont taste it, if it smells like oil, but looks clear, taste it anyway.....etc....prolly doesnt smell like poo--
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Your not a proper crusing sailor unless you taste every leak. It's worth some simple checks to rule out the holding tank first !
Make sure you google the " powers of observation" test "given" to medical students first.
--and you don't test the water level in flooded batteries with the finger test.
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just suck it up and taste it

thats what I tell my partner,,,, in so much trouble now
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[QUOTE="zeehag"]
i did the taste test on what was coming out the exit hole one day and about gagged [QUOTE="zeehag"]

Zee, ya gotta choose yer words a little better....: o
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i did the taste test on what was coming out the exit hole one day and about gagged
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Zee, ya gotta choose yer words a little better....: o

I agree,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we love you anyways

this thread has the possibility of going south very quickly,,,
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bilge pump exit hole, silly boys....not looking up anyone's other end...done with work, remember..LOL
this thread s already south---i am reading in mexico. banderas bay.. that is south....
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zeehag,,, R U just stirring the pot????

it went south a long time ago

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