the dry bilge machine
Dry bilges aboard Jim Moores' 61' 1947 Trumpy, "Aurora II"
Jim Moores in the engine room with his Series 4 four-zone Arid Bilge. Said Moores, "Keeping the bilges dry is very important, because the wood becomes porous after a certain amount of time, even if the boat is caulked up tight. It just seeps through the fibers of the wood."

"In Aurora, the keel comes up inside the boat so that if you were to place a bilge pump on top of it, you wouldn't get the other 15-20 gallons that lay through the long aft section of the boat. This has definitely made a big change."