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Old 09-05-2008, 13:40   #1
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Stinky bilge

I've got a stinky bilge!! It routinely fills with water that has a bit of a sulfur odor to it. I'm about to put a lot of fresh water into it to wash it out fully aware that the stink may come back as time passes but would like to slow it down. Any thoughts as to how to stop the stink? It's not lemon fresh any more.
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A chorine tablet dropped in it.
I would give it a really good flush and clean and vacum out with a wet/dry vac and clean it again with a good detergent. I assume the water is just apart of the boat design you have?? If it is from a prop gland, you can lesson the area of containment by biulding a small dam box under the gland to capture the water and a small bilge pump and float switch in side it. A shower sump box does well at this task. That way the main water ingress is contained the the larger bilge area can be kept dry and clean. Keep the main bilge pump where it is for emergencies.
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I've got a stinky bilge!! It routinely fills with water that has a bit of a sulfur odor to it. I'm about to put a lot of fresh water into it to wash it out fully aware that the stink may come back as time passes but would like to slow it down. Any thoughts as to how to stop the stink? It's not lemon fresh any more.

Step 1) Stop Leak

Step 2) Clean bilge as normal.

Some things on boats must be done well if you are going to do them at all.
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