Ok, now that I have your attention.... I recently think, hell, I KNOW, I won the dumb ass
of the year award for an on-board fire that for which I was completely responsible. I left an electric lamp too close to some towels, and up they went. Fortunately some folks a few slips down noticed the smoke and were able to contact me so that I could come and unlock the boat so we could get a hose in to dowse the flames. Again, fortunately, the only thing burning at that time was the overhead grab rail. There was still some smoking coming from various areas on the cabin top, but no active burning. The fire melted my handheld GPS
and the depth finder head, as well as melting/warping all four ports in the main saloon.
Otherwise the main damage seems to be the smoke damage to the cabin overhead and the smoke/smudge remains on all the cabin bulkheads, even down under the settees. I've tried using TSP and was able to clean most of the soot/smudge from the V-berth where the smucge was lighttest, but there is some that I can't get to or is too stubborn to remove.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to use that will get this crap off, or should i consider contracting out to someone with fire restoration experience?
Once the smoke residue is out there will be a lot of sanding, gel coating and painting in store for the main cabin top where the worst of the damage was sustained. Fortunately, again, nothing burned through other than the safety rail and everything else is structurally sound.
Thanks for any help or suggestions....