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  1. Kerrymorganandersen

    Kerrymorganandersen

    Joined Nov 21, 2018
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Skipper 20 Skipper 20
    Salty C Us New orleans
    The ply wood is rotten, do I remove just what I can? Then kill mold as much as I can then glue carpet to ceiling
     


  2. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,816 posts, 1,205 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    A little exploratory surgery might yield clearer answers.

    Given the high humidity in LA, I'd think about something different for the headliner. Perhaps just clean it up and paint it. Put some nice cedar or cyprus trim on to dress it up. The carpet will be hard to clean and will not dry out all that well.
     


  3. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,816 posts, 1,205 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Looking at the photos again, the plywood around the ports is structural. It helps to stiffen the deck around the port. That will need to be replaced. Something less rot prone would be best. Perhaps some G-10 or Starboard.

    Check Mcmaster Carr, Grainger or Fastenal for good prices on either.
     


  4. thinwater

    thinwater

    Joined Mar 26, 2011
    2,134 posts, 465 likes
    Corsair F-24 MK I
    US Deale, MD
    Not starboard. You can't structurally bond it to anything (there are minor exceptions, not relevant here), and boding adds a LOT of strength.
     


  5. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,816 posts, 1,205 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    @thinwater is correct that Starboard or its relatives can not be easily bonded to anything. So if the plywood by the ports is there to strength the sidewalls of the doghouse, starboard would not be a good choice.

    My thinking, not clearly expressed, was about strengthening the space immediately around the port opening. It is likely that the fiberglass sides of the doghouse are thinner than the space between the inside and outside flange of the port. In this case it would act more as a backing plate if it was captured by the mounting bolts. The compression from the mounting bolts would allow the starboard would reduce any flexing of the fiberglass around around the port opening. If this was an offshore boat, then there would be better solutions like adding a sheet of G10 and recutting the port holes.

    Making the area around the port cut outs stiffer will reduce flexing and reduce the possibility of leaks, helping to keep the boat drier and less mold and mildew prone.
     


  6. Capt Robbie

    Capt Robbie

    Joined Jan 24, 2017
    278 posts, 100 likes
    Hunter 34
    Us Red Bank NJ
    Ive used a 50/50 mix of white vinager and hydrogen peroxide in a spry bottle. Works amazing.
     


  7. Kerrymorganandersen

    Kerrymorganandersen

    Joined Nov 21, 2018
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Skipper 20 Skipper 20
    Salty C Us New orleans
    Thank all of y’all for the advise
     


  8. JetLaggedChef

    JetLaggedChef

    Joined Jul 9, 2018
    61 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina 25
    US Lake Monroe
    I can't find the Youtube video, but someone made panels for their headliner and attached them with velcro, that way they could easily find and resolve leaks or wiring issues without having to pull down the headliner completely. I thought it was a brilliant idea.
     


  9. Whatfiero1

    Whatfiero1

    Joined Mar 29, 2017
    221 posts, 40 likes
    Hunter 30t
    US littlecreek
    White Rino liner. Truck bed liner for roof. Just duct tape all wires down in square orderly fashion and role on. No more mold
     


  10. CarlN

    CarlN

    Joined Jan 4, 2009
    386 posts, 35 likes
    Ketch 55
    US Bristol, RI
    I like the Practical Sailor recipes too. The ingredients have been around for many decades and present minimal health risk. They can all be bought by the pound on Amazon for little money. The strongest, TSP, is approved as a food additive in the EU. Be extremely careful using bleach in a confined space like a boat cabin. I know someone who gave himself permanent bronchitis and respiratory disease after cleaning his bilge with bleach. He had his face close to the access hatch while he scrubbed the bilge and breathed the bleach fumes. It burned his trachea.
     


  11. Ken Cross

    Ken Cross

    Joined Oct 24, 2010
    1,858 posts, 281 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Everett, WA
    Many people don't realize how little bleach it takes to do the job. Our state health department says one teaspoon per gallon of cool water and you are good for even sanatizing dishes. Even at those levels let it evaporate before eating off them.
     


  12. Kerrymorganandersen

    Kerrymorganandersen

    Joined Nov 21, 2018
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Skipper 20 Skipper 20
    Salty C Us New orleans
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    I wound up using vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Worked excellent. Then I just primed with kilnz primer. But since the discolored bow, can I just repaint the cabin lower part in primer also?
     


  13. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,816 posts, 1,205 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    I don't see why not. Clean the area well to get rid of any mold spores lurking in the nooks and crannies.
     


  14. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,325 posts, 2,803 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Sure... As with all paint jobs, prep the fiberglass and clean the area so you remove contaminants and dust that might weaken the bond between the paint and the surface. Then slap the paint on.
    I have not seen kilz used. Most often folks use a marine paint like Bilge White like this one (http://www.totalboat.com/product/totalbilge/).
    Tends to hold up better than water based latex paint. It is a bit more work to paint and cleanup.
    Tell us how it works for you.
     


  15. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,871 posts, 660 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    @Ken Cross
    You nailed the health aspect on the head being careful. No one else did. Thanks

    Folks, thru experience as I spent weeks recovering from cleaning mold which was very unpleasant, wear gloves, wear a respirator, wash clothes daily, clean hands for breaks and lunch, etc. you have no idea what hell I went thru. So please be careful cleaning mold
     


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  16. thinwater

    thinwater

    Joined Mar 26, 2011
    2,134 posts, 465 likes
    Corsair F-24 MK I
    US Deale, MD
    Exactly. And more does not generally make it more effective. The key is that the physical dirt must be removed first, because bleach does not penetrate well.
     


  17. Ken Cross

    Ken Cross

    Joined Oct 24, 2010
    1,858 posts, 281 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Everett, WA
    Yep, the had pneumonia twice from mold (30 years apart) I guess I got a bit careless. It came on quick (hours) so be cautious.

    Ken
     


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  18. Kerrymorganandersen

    Kerrymorganandersen

    Joined Nov 21, 2018
    14 posts, 1 likes
    Skipper 20 Skipper 20
    Salty C Us New orleans
    Still plugging away. I guess this will do for a temporary fix. Never sailed before so I don’t even know if I’ll like it. I’m sure I will. Raised the mast by myself today!!! Still havnt put in water yet...
     

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  19. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,325 posts, 2,803 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    @Kerrymorganandersen Looks like a great boat. Nice Lines. Very salty. You are in for some fun times.
     


  20. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,525 posts, 459 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    used to use Kilz as a primer on customer boats. But then had several problems of it bubbling in tiny bubbles under the paint. Switched to Zinzer 1-2-3 and have had no problems since. But then it's been a while since I did a boat for anyone else :)

    But again, haven't used Kilz for probably 15 yrs now
     



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