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Old 06-28-2011, 09:16 PM   #21
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bilge water - salt or fresh ?

What an absolute 'wealth' of ideas...sorry, still trying to work out SD's arithmetic from the OTDE posts re wealth & flat taxes and all..but I looove the sensayumah you guys come up with.** Personally, I'd go with the hygrometer idea - or the lower freezing point, if so broke I couldn't afford the other.


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Old 06-29-2011, 05:45 PM   #22
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RE: bilge water - salt or fresh ?

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Taste followed by a couple of tequila shots....you'll be fine.
*I think Chip is on to something here.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #23
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RE: bilge water - salt or fresh ?

thanks for most of the responses, "hydrometer guy" wins it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:08 AM   #24
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RE: bilge water - salt or fresh ?

When I suddenly found eight inches of water in my bilge and the pump running, I tasted it. I didn't think twice. It was the difference between hightailing it to where the boat could be hauled, or just leaving it tied in the slip.

It was fresh, BTW. A hose had slipped off a connection on the potable water system.

Of course, my bilge is pretty clean.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:20 AM   #25
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RE: bilge water - salt or fresh ?

O.K., follow-up.

Tested the water that my boat floats in and the needle was pegged.
Tested with fresh water and the needle doesn't move.
Tested the bilge water and the needle was right in the middle.
Conclusion: I have a mix of both, so now I'm looking everywhere.
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RE: bilge water - salt or fresh ?

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Taste followed by a couple of tequila shots....you'll be fine.
*I think Chip is on to something here.

I'm not one to argue, but a couple of tequila shots and then a taste works better for me.* Besides, everyone knows tequila makes you smarter ...

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Old 07-11-2011, 04:49 AM   #27
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RE: bilge water - salt or fresh ?

Here's a test that will tell you what the fluid is, potty, salt or fresh. Get you knife the one you use to cut a tangled prop and make a small cut just below or below your knee.
Pour the offending fluid on the cut. You will know right away if it's salt or fresh. After a couple of days if the cut get's infected then you know it was potty fluid. Works every time.
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