Mold - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 10-30-2011
Seaduction's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Space Coast-Florida
Posts: 1,097
Thanks: 5
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Seaduction is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

White Vinegar Works. I also quit oiling the teak interior. I think the little mold buggars love the stuff.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 11-02-2011
LookoutNW's Avatar
Schedule? Yeh RIGHT!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
LookoutNW is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by neverknow View Post
Ozone will also kill mold/mildew. It will also eliminate odors. A complete cleaning like Rich suggested combined with a Ozone treatment for 24 hrs and your boat should be fine.
I may be wrong, but I think I read somewhere taht ozone is not good for rubber and plastics. Having this discussion before on another forum, we discussed it in depth.
It seems that OZONE generators for a 24 hour period are not too bad for the rubber and FRG but continued use is. Also 24 hours of OZONE saturation will kill all mold, mildew and pretty much all odors.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 11-02-2011
hellosailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,050
Thanks: 0
Thanked 50 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Yes, ozone rots rubber, plastics, greases, and more. Like bleach it is best used in moderation. And since it kills the crud, but doesn't remove it, the dead crud now becomes food for the next wave of live crud that comes in with fresh air. Still got to reach the inaccessible places to scrub them down.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 11-02-2011
LookoutNW's Avatar
Schedule? Yeh RIGHT!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
LookoutNW is on a distinguished road
Agreed about the scrubbing. I got everywhere I could without removal of the FRG liner. Am hoping that the dehumidifier at 45% will keep it at bay tilll I can get out of Rainopolis. Air flow will help greatly when I get to warmer drier areas. I have modified my boat to keep the airflow maximized but need to be able to open it without the water flowing in...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 11-02-2011
neverknow's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
neverknow is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Yes, ozone rots rubber, plastics, greases, and more. Like bleach it is best used in moderation. And since it kills the crud, but doesn't remove it, the dead crud now becomes food for the next wave of live crud that comes in with fresh air. Still got to reach the inaccessible places to scrub them down.
Ozone is a good choice for deodorizing. of coarse use it sparingly.

A good choice might be to clean all surfaces with vinegar that you can reach and than open all floor boards and cabinet doors treat with ozone. That way you get the food for the next generation plus kill any spores that might be floating around. The ozone will deodorize too. We've even used it to get rid of fuel smells. Just some ideas.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 11-02-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Victoria b.c.
Posts: 1,307
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt Len is on a distinguished road
I just cut up another oak pallet and run it thru the wood stove.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 01-10-2012
RichH's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,583
Thanks: 9
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 14
RichH will become famous soon enough
Here's an example of modern 'whitewash' (caustic) that can help control mold/mildew: 3M Marine Mildew Block Spray

Mildew/fungals, etc. easily propagate on 'acidic' surfaces; 'caustics' will prevent the spores from 'activating' 3M Marine Mildew Block Spray

The use of vinegar (a weak acid) although will briefly kill fungals because of relatively high 'acid', actually 'enhances' the site for future infection. The use of 'caustics' (whitewashing, etc.) has been the remedy for 'thousands of years'.

Most the plant pathologists and 'mycologists' Ive been associated with over the years would also from time to time recommend the use of TIN (stannic) compounds ... such as found in clear 'athletes foot remedies' to solve 'problem' re-infestations. I sometimes use a drug store product called "Tinacton" (athlete foot remedy) for my 'repetitive problem areas' on the boat.
:-)

Last edited by RichH; 01-10-2012 at 10:42 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 01-13-2012
ardoin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Annapolis MD
Posts: 140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
ardoin is on a distinguished road
On the exterior, clorox and/or TSP works great.
On the interior, vinegar works okay, but the best is the old fashion Lysol in the brown bottle. You can find it at older grocery stores or older hardware stores. This is not the "lemon" or other junk sold by Lysol, you want the stuff that smells like iodine. Dilute it properly and then use it to wipe done the surfaces. Also works great on Frig seals. The stuff is great! That's why your grandmother used it! This is the best disinfectant.... a small dab on a fever blister will burn like hell, but you will be cured It is "liquid duct tape"
__________________
Cy
S/V Music
MASON 44

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 01-13-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Victoria b.c.
Posts: 1,307
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt Len is on a distinguished road
Any old timer knows the best possible remedy to mold and unnecessary filth is gramma's lye soap.As a child I helped to make this wonderful concoction.To find out more go to Grandma's Lye Soap: Good for Everything in the Home? .Be sure to sing along.It was banned for a while by religious rollers.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 01-29-2012
wingNwing's Avatar
formerly posting as eryka
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: aboard s/v Cinderella
Posts: 1,123
Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 6
wingNwing is on a distinguished road
We had some stubborn mold/staining that nothing seemed to work on, including the more expensive caustic sprays and scrubbing. Then just for kicks I tried baking soda + water and the black stuff washed away just like a bad infomercial. Only thing I could figure is that there's more than one strain of mold; some hate acid environments like vinegar & lemon oil; others hate basic environments (baking soda or ammonia). Found this site which seems to confirm my theory: How to Kill & Remove Mold with Bleach, Borax, Vinegar, Ammonia
tomperanteau likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cinderella, CSY 33, Photo by Joe McCary

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sidney J. Harris


Shameless self-promotion - my blog for the Annapolis Capital newspaper:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
still has some glitches to be worked out. Until then, I'm posting at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
! And a new project:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mold in our poo SanDiegoChip Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 23 01-25-2012 02:36 PM
Black Mold gentryd Gear & Maintenance 27 07-29-2011 08:25 PM
mold inhibitors? dnf777 General Discussion (sailing related) 1 08-01-2010 10:54 AM
A smell of mold johnez General Discussion (sailing related) 1 08-20-2009 12:20 PM
Mold Removal usasophie Gear & Maintenance 19 01-13-2008 11:25 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:20 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012