Sewage in the engine compartment

Corrosion, Paint, Through Hulls, etc.
User avatar
Busia
Royal Aluminum Star
Posts: 382
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:21 am

Re: Sewage in the engine compartment

Post by Busia »

Don't chew your fingernails,
BUSIA
located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
Proud to be retired IBEW
bbrundage
New poster
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:14 am

Re: Sewage in the engine compartment

Post by bbrundage »

EVERYTHING must be replaced! Hoses permeate and stink. Tanks rot. Fittings break off.
Brian Brundage
Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes, NY
1968 Express 318 single "Yikes!"
1989 41 Marquis 454X2 "Surf Rider"
javalin390
Royal Aluminum Star
Posts: 376
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:14 pm

Re: Sewage in the engine compartment

Post by javalin390 »

A trick I used after a leak on mine was to dump a bottle of mint flavored Listerine mouthwash in the bilge, then let it sit for for a week. Sucked it out with a shop-vac and seemed to get rid of the stench.
Jim Elias
1974 37' SedanFlybridge
Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio
jralbert
Site Admin
Posts: 809
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:15 pm

Re: Sewage in the engine compartment

Post by jralbert »

Activated charcoal (avail at tropical fish stores) is quite effective at holding odors (and is fairly cheap and re-usable)
-joel-
former owner 1988 '32 FB Sedan
Chesapeake Bay
twin 318 / 240 hp
Potomac MD
javalin390
Royal Aluminum Star
Posts: 376
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:14 pm

Re: Sewage in the engine compartment

Post by javalin390 »

Don't re-use the charcoal to grill the fish though, make it taste like...well you know
Jim Elias
1974 37' SedanFlybridge
Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio
Post Reply