Interior teak - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 10-26-2008 Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Interior teak

The teak inside my boat keeps collecting mold. I live in Miami and it's really humid. The boat is on a mooring so there is no shore power for an AC. Apart from varnishing the whole thing, is there a product I can put on the wood to keep the mold off the wood and preserve it?

grinfax is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 10-26-2008
Telstar 28
sailingdog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Wipe the wood down with lemon oil once every two weeks or so...that will prevent mold and help preserve the teak.

Also, put in two solar ventilators on the boat, one as an intake and one as an exhaust...that will help prevent the boat from getting too humid.

What is probably happening is that as the boat heats up during the day, it absorbs a lot of water vapor, since the interior air temp may be as high as 130˚ or so... when it cools down, the excess moisture condenses out... and the wood absorbs it... If you put in the two vents, as the boat cools down, they will bring in cooler air and exhaust much of the excess humidity before it can condense out. Also, by keeping the air circulating during the day, the boat is less likely to act as a moisture pump.

Ventilation is the key to preventing mold/mildew and many odor problems.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome