antifreeze to preserve wood ? - 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 > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 09-06-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 181
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
TomandKarens34 is on a distinguished road
antifreeze to preserve wood ?

Somewhere I remember reading antifreeze can preserve wood in structural parts of the deck. I have glassed in blocks of ash, drilled for the stanchions. With failure of the sealant, they have become wet and I'm not going to be able to get them acceptably dry. It was easy getting the rotted blocks out and I'm fine with that repair, but the last three blocks are fine except they are wet. Has anyone had long term success with this ? By long term, I mean over 8 years... Getting these intact but wet blocks out will be a nasty irritating job and I hate being irritated !
__________________
"Ulysses" - Alfred Tennyson
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-06-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
k1vsk will become famous soon enough
Great example of using the absolutely wrong tool for the job. You have to remove rotted core material. Usually, removal isn't the impracticality; doing any else which ensures a dry core is impractical.

No doubt someone will chime in that you can use a solvent to evaporate the moisture; some others might interject use of a vacuum pump to suck out the moisture; someone might also suggest you inject the core with epoxy.

There is no option short of removal in which you can ensure you have been completely thorough and successful.

Presuming you only want to repair this once, do it correctly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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

 
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
Wore interior wood trantor12020 Gear & Maintenance 0 01-08-2007 01:38 AM
rudder, glass or wood? jbarros Gear & Maintenance 8 05-08-2003 10:32 AM
Teak versus Marine Wood RookieHunter Gear & Maintenance 1 11-29-2002 09:30 AM
Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge. Rasputin General Discussion (sailing related) 3 06-22-2001 06:01 AM
Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge. Rasputin Gear & Maintenance 3 05-11-2001 11:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 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

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.