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Nappy (Diaper) Absorbent Pads - Warning

Posted: 3 May 2009 - By: Sruth
I have noticed some comments on using a diaper to absorb bilge water.  I too have been using these and they are very effective as they also pick up all the small bits of fluff and grit in the bilge.

However never leave the diaper in the bilge unattended.  They will block up the strum box / bilge pump inlet as efficiently as a wooden plug.

This could be catastrophic if your boat develops a leak and you cant pump.  If you wish to leave the diaper in the bilge / under the engine sump, then consider tying it to a short length of line which would prevent it from floating into the bilge pump strum box.

Alastair

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