Is there some universal boat
law that says there must always be some water
in the bilge
A few weeks ago I sucked all the water
out with my wet vac and dried the bilge
. Just to have a werid storm come along that blew rain under the dodger
aganist the hatchway; putting water back into the bilge.
So I sucked it out and dried it again.
Only to forget to turn on the shower sump pump
before taking a shower
one day so water ended up back in the bilge.
So I repeated the sucking activity middle of the week while on the boat
for something else. And 3 days later (Sat) was happy to find the bilge still dry.
So today (Mon) after sailing ths weekend I go to the boat for something else and check the bilge; and dang it it has 1/2" of water in it again (way below the pump
level)! Maybe it came from the frig because I loaded it with ice and the level was up aganist the door and was leaking around the seal. But then again I was pretty heeled over the other day and maybe it came in the bilge pump
line as it seems low to me on the boat (have to look into this more, and we are talking like a quart or so of water so don't start telling I'm sinking).
Regardless it just seems there must be some natural law that says it is not acceptable to have a dry bilge!