My 2nd post.
We have had the boat S/V Dream Catcher soon to be S/V Belle (2004 Catalina
42 MK II) for 2 months. Docked at our marina for 3 weeks now.
(Tom Eve) suggested to replace the head
waste hoses. Issue was smells and as he explained the crystaline silver look on the top of hoses was off gasing.
There was the sewer smell, and smells coming from toilet (raw water
from sea cock). There was another smell that i can only explain as rubber hose/ metally smell. Fyi we have 2 toilets.
We have replaced the hoses from the pump out openings to macertor to the tanks
to the toilets. Also plumbed in a control valve with freash water
to the toilet so we can flush with potable clean smelling water. This went well and eliminated all head
, hose and water smells.
We have proceeded to clean the boat from top to bottom with diluted bleach water, sprayed Pure AYRE on all mattresses, settees and in the air. Cleaned the bilge
thoroughly. Then wiped all surfaces with tea tree oil
top to bottom. Engine
room is clean and as we can tell odor
free even of diesel
The strange metally/rubber hose smell is still there. I know this is odd and kinda have to be there to sense it. The odor
is stronge when you enter the boat. As you stay on boat you dont notice. When we leave the boat to head home you can smell it on our clothes.
The initial linens and dishes had these smells. We have removed those and put new on the boat. These obtain the odor and have to be double washed with all the odor killing chemicals available.
We run 2 a/c units for humidity control, i have done extensive smell test but cannot determine if smell is from them.
Help appreciated! Ideas wanted! Critiques cared for!
Just dont want to be asphixiated from unknown VOCoW (volatile organic compounds of Wife).
Mel & Michelle making memories, just dont want the smell any more.....