Originally Posted by NightCrawler
The condensation from our air conditioners is creating a funky smell in our bilge. How would anyone suggest we eliminate this problem. Thanks much.
Heat and ventilation first. I keep one of those WM airdry units in the ER.
I have also known folks to put a small bilge pump in with a water sensor and small pickup tube. The idea is that it can pump out the small amount of water that your regular bilge pump leaves behind.
Kanberra Gel also works really well to keep down any mildew that can create odors. I have known sailors who have mixed their own tea tree oil with isopropol alcohol and sprayed it around the bilge. Works great if you don't mind the smell of tea tree oil.
Any chance that you can run the condensate into a sink drain above the water line?
Finally, on my sailboat (sailboats always have some water in the bilge) I would about 2x a year quickly scrub the bilge with a soap, rinse it with fresh water, then spray the bilge with a 10% bleach soln That will kill anything that might be growing in the condensate.