|The bilge is the second smelliest area on a boat, mostly because of the |
dying small sea critters that enter the boat with the occasional seawater leakage.
Where Does Bilge Water Come From?
Why Doesn't the Float Switch Work?
|The last time I replaced the float switch (March 2014) I designed a plastic mount |
that allows the switch to reach the floor of the bilge and keep the electrical
connections well above the normal bilge level.
|The three conductors were fastened together with a yellowing clear coating (like clear plastic |
that was old and brittle)--it became instantly obvious that this was very old cable, perhaps
original wiring from 31 years ago.
All New Wiring
|The major change with the new wiring is in using high-quality tinned copper wire. The brown |
wire (left) shows un-tinned copper wire while the green wire (right) shows tinned copper wire.