Arid Bilge Systems Series 2

Choose 2 or 3 Intakes


Arid Bilge is a central vacuum system that automatically and effortlessly maintains bilge compartments throughout the vessel 100% dusty dry

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Series 2 units are available in 12 or 24 volt DC versions with two or three intake ports and standard solenoid intake valves or the premium lower maintenance pinch valves.

Arid Bilge is automatic, reliable, flexible, and best of all, it really works.

  • Eliminate the #1 source of on board odors
  • Lower on board humidity and prevent condensation damage
  • Find small leaks that now leave trails through a dry bilge
  • Stop mold and mildew before it starts to grow
  • Enhance the vessel’s resale value
  • Available with 2 or 3 independently controlled intake ports (zones)

You will notice the Arid Bilge difference within 24 hours of installation.

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Box width

5.75 inches / 14.5 centimeters


7 inches / 17.5 centimeters

Box dry weight

8 pounds / 3.75 kilograms

Intake tubing

5/32” Polyethylene tubing, 100 feet provided

Unit Maximum Expected Flow Rate

3.5 US gallons / 14 liters per hour

Power draw

0.07 amp (70 milliamps) average standby draw, 0.7 amp average run draw @ 12 volt DC w/ 1 active zone


This unit meets USCG 33CFR 183.410 ignition protection

Discharge port

Single point discharge port – 1/2" barbed fitting.


PLC Direct Logic 05 Koyo D0-05 processor, software proprietary.

Compressor / vacuum pump

Schwarzer Precision

Main unit material

Air injected white PVC plastic

Limited warranty

One year parts and labor.

Available Upgrades

Standard Solenoid Valves, Pinch Valves

Bilge pickup options

Mini Standard (most popular) for flat bottoms, offset for a light V bottom, wand for a sharper V bottom. One pickup of your choice is included for each zone plus one spare.

Zones Type

Zones 2 or 3 independently controlled intakes


Choose 12 or 24 volt DC version


There are 3 pickup styles available for the Series 2.
All pickup styles have filter pads underneath which prevent debris from transiting into the intake tubing.
The pickups are not prone to clogging. Please see our blog article on pickups for additional detail.

Pickup Type Description Dimensions Picture
Mini Standard Pickup Use this on a flat-bottomed compartment.
Typically placed near the aft bilge pump.
This is our most popular pickup style with a variety of applications.
Offset Pickup Use this in a V-shaped compartment (up to a 45° angle).
Typically placed in the bow of the vessel or aft under the engines where the bottom of the bilge is angled.
Small Pickup Wand Use this flexible tube in tight areas.
Typically used in A.C. drip pans, near limber holes, under a bilge pump leveling platform, or in other narrow deep pockets that collect fluid.
Popular in older boats, wooden boats, or custom boats.
0.5″x4.75″ (bottom pad)