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Old 25-06-2010, 14:55   #1
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1990 Wellcraft San Remo Bilge Pump Locations and Foul Bilge Smell

I am attempting to find the front bilge on a 1990 Wellcraft San Remo. Although I have a manual switch for the bilges, they do not seem to work from the cockpit (thought that I could find them if they were running). It is difficult to follow the wiring back to the bilge pump because there is just a clump of wires. The last place that I can find wiring is in a access panel where there are marked fuses that are not blown. The mid bilge (I think that it is the mid) is underneath the generator and the aft bilges is by the rudders in the rear cabin.

Additionally, I'm getting black water in the bilge. Since the boat is currently out of the water, I am going to fill the holding tank with a solution of bleach and water to see if there are any leaks in the holding tank that could be causing the foul smell.

We are getting ready to take another portion of our half loop from IL to SC and would really appreciate some advice.
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Old 25-06-2010, 20:00   #2
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I don't know your boat but some boats had shower water go to the bilge instead of a tank. This caused a bad smell in the bilge. Something to check out.

Sorry I can't help on the location of your bilge pump.
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Hello DeepFrz,

Thank you for your reply.

The showers have bilge pumps to send the water overboard. They may be leaking though...

I had an issue with the Y-valve that connects to the macerator and replaced that a few months ago. Do not know how long a bacteria issue with the bilge will last once a problem has been corrected. The boat has been on the hard since November of last year getting the bottom painted and waiting for our next leg of the cruise. Just have a feeling that the foul smell will hit us a few days into our cruise.

We also had a problem with a some lemons that went bad in the fridge (power was tripped while at the dock) and seemed to start smelling right after that. It has been difficult to determine the issue because of the many different issues (hard to diagnose).

Once again, thanks for the reply.
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