Try some cheap supermarket washing powder mixed with hot water.
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Thread: My bilges stink!
15-04-12, 14:19 #11Registered User
Location : Northamptonshire
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
15-04-12, 14:29 #12
15-04-12, 16:28 #13
Stockholm tar ... make her smell like a proper boat!
15-04-12, 18:18 #14Registered User
Location : Me - Brum , Boat - Porthmadog
- Join Date
- May 2008
A hopefully minor drift - what to do if there's only minimal access to the bilge? Mine have only a couple of small holes to the side lockers, one to the engine bilge and about half inch around a compression/table support post. I know there's a gunky oily mess down there about an inch deep I reckon but can't actually get to it. What to do? Make an access hole in the saloon floor?
15-04-12, 19:18 #15
As has already been said, do make sure that you check for the source. Bilges on my new boat were also "stinking". I found that a concealed anti-siphon loop vent had failed and was spraying *rappy water up behind the heads and down into the bilge
Have now sorted the leak and now off to swindlery for some bilgex.
15-04-12, 19:29 #16
15-04-12, 21:28 #17
Stop papering over the cracks!
Where's the "stink" coming from?
Find and fix....... You don't say what the boat is, but unless it's been designed in, (the smell I mean) in which case the users association will have some workaround to circumvent, you have a FAULT...
- water (maybe contaminated by 'heads liquids' or from the galley) is getting to somewhere it can fester and develop. You have to prevent it from getting there, rather then mixing something probably equally toxic, but less odorous in with it and then having to pump out.
If it's "Condensation"as a lot of new boat owners seem to prefer.. you need more airflow - again a design problem.Left hand down a bit.