Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Stinky bilge water leak

Stinky bilge water leak 31 Aug 2017 01:50 #1

  • businessgetmoney
  • businessgetmoney's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Premium Member
  • Premium Member
  • Posts: 271
  • Thank you received: 18
So i wanted yalls opinions. Ill try to be brief

I got a new boat and its getting water in the forward bilge. It smells bad when i vac it out, like sewage. Its color resembles canal water. Whats strange to me is on my bayline i would get some water in the engine bilge that seems to come from the bow somewhere and when i vac it out i get the same smell.

Curious what you guys make of this. The stink is what throws me off. Its not a fresh water leak.

New boat has a sump box that sinks shower drain and ac drain runs to. None of that should be nasty smelling water though.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1993 formula pc 31 twin 454 bravo 2
1989 2655 cierra 5.7 omc cobra
2014 "searay" tandom trailer

Anchor bay clinton river
Michigan
Last Edit: by businessgetmoney.

Stinky bilge wayer leak 31 Aug 2017 01:52 #2

  • businessgetmoney
  • businessgetmoney's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Premium Member
  • Premium Member
  • Posts: 271
  • Thank you received: 18
I wonder if just the vacuum is pulling oders and vapor from stinky areas and thats the smell and not actual waste water..

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1993 formula pc 31 twin 454 bravo 2
1989 2655 cierra 5.7 omc cobra
2014 "searay" tandom trailer

Anchor bay clinton river
Michigan

Stinky bilge water leak 31 Aug 2017 03:27 #3

  • builderdude
  • builderdude's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • "THE FIX"
  • Posts: 4902
  • Thank you received: 810

businessgetmoney wrote: New boat has a sump box that sinks shower drain and ac drain runs to. None of that should be nasty smelling water though.


Sink and shower water will most definatly cause a stink, it's gonna have bacteria in it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Dave
Edmonds, WA
"THE FIX"
'93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled
***The rebuild of my 2556***
www.baylinerownersclub.org/index.php/for...ansom-repair-my-2556

Stinky bilge water leak 31 Aug 2017 16:02 #4

  • Sea Q
  • Sea Q's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 118
  • Thank you received: 12
If you have any Noflex put a tea spoon into sump
a lot of people also put a little sprinkle in the bilges if they get ripe

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Stinky bilge water leak 01 Sep 2017 11:11 #5

  • businessgetmoney
  • businessgetmoney's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Premium Member
  • Premium Member
  • Posts: 271
  • Thank you received: 18
Once i find the sump.. ha!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1993 formula pc 31 twin 454 bravo 2
1989 2655 cierra 5.7 omc cobra
2014 "searay" tandom trailer

Anchor bay clinton river
Michigan

Stinky bilge water leak 01 Sep 2017 14:26 #6

  • Pcpete
  • Pcpete's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1430
  • Thank you received: 332
I think you will find that the sinks drain directly overboard through their own individual through hull. The shower may be on a float switch sump setup, but more likely it's an individual pump you turn on when running the shower. I've seen both. Is you air conditioning unit in the forward bilge? What else is up there? It may be as simple as water entering from a seam, collecting dust and dirt then going sour.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Garchar

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

P/C Pete
Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
1988 3818 "GLAUBEN"
1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
MMSI 367770440
1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: Jim GandeeRuffryder
Time to create page: 0.081 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum