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Re: What is this stuff in my bilge?

I would think its sea salt. It gets in there and evaportes to those lumps and crystals.

The guess would be that there is a very small amount of sea water getting in somehow (bilges are like majic that way) and its evaportating.
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Re: What is this stuff in my bilge?

i fyou keep your boat in salt water you will have salts in your bilges. some is sea salt and some is salt of whatever else you have in there.
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Re: What is this stuff in my bilge?

If yoouur boat is stable at a marina etc, you could run a bead of silicon arpound the area to build a small dam. then you will know if the water is oozing from the keel bolt or not.
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