the dry bilge machine
Before and after pictures below the Pershing's Galley. Humidity was the main issue here.
Any water entering the forward stateroom or galley area drains to this common low point. A minimum of ten gallons of water is needed just to trip the bilge pump float switch. The result was high humidity and odors. This in turn causes mildew growth so it was not an ideal storage area, until after the Arid Bilge System was installed. The offset pickup is dark blue and is partially visible to the right of the bilge pump and under the green hose in the after picture on right.