I tried a Luffa and I like it - Sump talk

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ocgrant, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    So I have always been a bar soap manly man. All that talk about scum in your sump and using liquid soap I decided to give it a try this year. First wifey found some nice manly body scrub so that was fine. Second after a couple of weekends on the boat the sump was super clean after several showers. I have officially converted on the boat and happy with the results. Thanks for the tips from all you fellow “clean sumpers”
     
  2. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    Toss one of those Clorox toilet cleaner pucks in the sump and you'll be amazed how clean it stays.
     
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  3. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    Jul 9, 2015
    Space Coast, FL
    2005 260DA (sold)
    2007 44DA (sold)
    ...shopping
    Big ones
    Isn't bleach a little harsh on things down there? I'd be concerned it would accelerate the wear on the box, seals, caulking, pump, float, lines, et cetera.

    The liquid soap is definitely better for keeping things clean, along with running the water for a few sump-pump cycles afterwards so there is just clean water left in there.
     
  4. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    It was recommended by quite a few folks on another thread. I had the same concerns as you, but they all said they had no issues.
     
  5. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Nope learned that too.... destroys your Joker - one-way valves. No bleach tabs in my sump
     

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  6. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Just a squirt of Joy dish soap after the weekend down the drains and it works great!
     
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  7. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Along with the liquid soap, a scoop of NoFlex washed down the drain twice a month keeps mine perfect…..when we bought this boat, one of the first things I checked was the shower sump and I wish I had taken before and after pics. PO had no doubt used bar soap and the pump, hoses, wires, and float switch were all coated with 1+” of hard soap and would not function. Before replacing it all, I opened the top and added 2-scoops of NoFlex and left it for the week. Came back, flushed it all out and 90% of it was gone. To date, all works perfect!!

    Bennett
     
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  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    The high seas
    Pride 2
    Wind
    Interesting. I wonder if a few in the bilge would work because none of the commercial bilge cleaners do squat for mine.
     
  9. Njlarry

    Njlarry Active Member

    183
    May 9, 2021
    Chesapeake bay
    2000 400 DB
    Cat 3126
    Bromine tablets are less caustic and have worked well in our sump but haven't compared other options.
     

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