The lowest part of your boat’s hull usually forms the bilge in a recreational vessel. It’s a point where any fluids that run into the hull will collect. Often its seawater or rainwater from a variety of possible sources and gets safety pumped overboard by the bilge pump connected to a float switch that automatically switches it on once a pre-set level is reached.

When selling a boat having a clean engine room gives a great impression that the boat is well maintained, when inspecting a boat for purchase a dirty engine room immediately rings alarm bells.

you should clean bilges and engine rooms removing all waste and disposing of it to meet environmental regulations. Where possible you should avoid harsh chemicals and stick to Biodegradable products.

Inspecting your machinery regularly, and keeping it spic and span, is a vital part of maintenance: You won’t see tell-tale leaks and drips if your engine is dirty.
If you’re serious about keeping your engines looking sharp always have a can of touch-up paint onboard. Nothing shouts shoddy maintenance louder than a rust-patched, paint-flaking motor, and it’s easy to avoid.

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