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Old 12-30-2015, 01:18 PM   #21
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Borrow an ozone making machine from any used car dealer.

Or purchase one , the fun stiff is EVERYWHERE! so it will take a while to kill the hidden mold..

Turn it OFF when on board , let it run a couple of weeks if you can.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:58 PM   #22
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Yeah, I wasn't exactly happy about the "oh btw, you're not allergic to mildew are you?" right as he opened the side door That, and he recommended I not lay in the bed nor sit in the seats. The biggest thing for me looking at boats is pretending to live in them for a little bit. . .which involves lounging, laying, sitting, etc. . .

The boat is behind the owners house. Her husband has Alzheimer's. The boat is probably only ever opened up when someone comes to look at it. . .so, I guess a bit of neglect. Might be worth a second look, I want to see if that water leak has rotted out any of the engine room structure. . .

Lots of advice here to digest, and I appreciate all of it

P.S. Heron, yeah the Sailmaster layout is sweet! Not to risk derailing this thread, but I'm not particularly liking most of the trawlers layouts I've been on.
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:12 PM   #23
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If you want some other eyes on it, a few of us are in the area.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:20 PM   #24
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I run a couple of oil filled heaters 24/7 in the winter , they keep the air dry and create air movement, we never have Mildred or mould on the vessel. In summer because the vessel is used a lot and opened up there does not seem to be any issue.

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Yeah, the dreaded Mildred..... she's something else...

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Cd bank I like your thoughts in general . Mr UB Kc1dz
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Just curious but who is the broker? They have a responsibility to represent the seller/purchaser but a comment like that would make me question the professionalism whoever they represent. Second, as mentioned, some of us are geographically real close (Oriental) and without a dog in the fight would be glad to take a look. I am sure others including myself would welcome the opportunity.

Drying things out (and airing them out) would certainly make a significant difference regardless. An old southern saying is "don't throw the baby out with the bath water". Mildew would not be my biggest concern but leakage from the top down causing moisture related issues is a different matter.
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:11 PM   #27
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We use vinegar and water.

As to clove oil:

Why I dont recommend clove oil to clean mould
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:29 PM   #28
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The broker was Ken Ferguson @ Neptune Yacht Sales. T'was helpful otherwise.

Cal & Bilge, I appreciate the offers of a first hand second opinion If I pursue this further, I'd love to have a second set of eyes/experience on my side.

Currently dealing with my own recently discovered mold problems on my sailboat. . .not that bad, but a good experience if I decide to tackle and entire 36 foot trawler, lol.
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Water incursion, mildew along with mildew's best friend rot. If u see it and notice it, stop and move on. The constructive work to remedy the cause most likely more than you'll want to bargain for...unless u own a boat shop. Neglected boats disintegrate. Dehumidifier, scrubbing with bleach and cleaners IMHO just won't do the job. Cleaning kind of work is required and a given just to keep a clean and tight ship up on it's routine maint curve.
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. . .well, I did some number crunching. . .I came up with a pretty conservative (I think anyways) remediation/repair estimate which includes farming out new cushions and mattress and doing the rest myself @ ~$10,000

That just gets me moved on!
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Make your offer $10K less. I looked at the listing photos and unless they were really photo shopped you could be passing up a diamond...well maybe not diamond, but a decent deal having easily repaired issues.
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. . .well, I did some number crunching. . .I came up with a pretty conservative (I think anyways) remediation/repair estimate which includes farming out new cushions and mattress and doing the rest myself @ ~$10,000

That just gets me moved on!
I would never settle for a remediation by anyone who isn't a professional in that field, which means I would strongly recommend against a DIY remediation.
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