Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-07-2012, 07:46   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: do ozone generators do the job?

As far as roachs are concerned, if any are left, save your bacon grease in a no2 can and set it aginst a gally bulkhead, leave it for a day or two and dump the dead roachs out and refill works like crazy and ya can rid your self in a week or two!! like a oldtime roach Motel!! LOL
__________________

__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2012, 08:16   #17
Commercial Member
 
Mark Johnson's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Bern NC
Boat: Searunner 34 Trimaran
Posts: 1,565
Re: do ozone generators do the job?

The large powerful "commercial" sized units will indeed clean out the boats interior mustiness effectively, BUT will also degrade any interior rubber! These powerful units must never be on, when the boat is occupied! They are toxic...

The small units that are OK to have on while the boat is occupied, have less risk of rotting rubber, less toxicity, and are mostly ineffective.

Neither, is a solution, IMO...

M.
__________________

__________________
"Let us be kind to one another, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".
Mark Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2012, 08:24   #18
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: do ozone generators do the job?

So, you've used both, and the small ones didn't work but the big ones did. Can you define small and big?
How big was the one that finally did the job for you?
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2012, 08:50   #19
Commercial Member
 
Mark Johnson's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Bern NC
Boat: Searunner 34 Trimaran
Posts: 1,565
Re: do ozone generators do the job?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Canibul View Post
So, you've used both, and the small ones didn't work but the big ones did. Can you define small and big?
How big was the one that finally did the job for you?
My comment was based on scientific studies. Anyone's personal experience, alone, is pretty limited. I'm not sure where? Practical Sailor may be where I read the paper. They compared them all... look it up.

I have used little cigarette lighter units in each cabin, until the buzz drove me to remove them. They fell WELL within the range of safe, but useless.

If you have a simple, small boat with no rubber, then a large unit with "no habitation" warnings all over it, would be OK while off of the boat, and effective. The smaller ones, as I said, are useless... all hype!

I suggest lots of ventilation, and wiping down surfaces regularly with a MILD chlorox solution. If off of the boat, in winter, in a cold climate, we put out 30 descant cups, (in nooks and crannys), and 3 small dehumidifyers, with numerous fans going as well. We also have EVERYTHING open down below, for more air movement.

This effectively "pickles" the interior, until the spring cruising season. When we still lived on the boat, however, that SUPER dry air below, created such dry skin issues, that after 12 years as liveaboards, we rented a place on shore.

M.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	070_70_00.JPG
Views:	59
Size:	199.0 KB
ID:	43493   Click image for larger version

Name:	140_140.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	104.2 KB
ID:	43494  

__________________
"Let us be kind to one another, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".
Mark Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2012, 09:27   #20
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: do ozone generators do the job?

Thanks for your opinion. I am actually asking about people's first hand experience with ozone generators rather than with clorox, humidifiers, etc. I don't live in a cold climate so that's immaterial.


I would like to ask, though, if you read the reports stating that the ones safe for use in an occupied room are useless, why did buy them?
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2012, 09:32   #21
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,022
Re: do ozone generators do the job?

canibul-
Once you clean it out, you might try a bottle of Febreze from the supermarket. It isn't ozone but it also bonds with "odor" molecules and removes them. Then you might try to find a steam genny or pressure washer and really scrub down the hard to reach places.

The ozone will penetrate everything so it gets rid of things you can't quite reach, but " if one does not remove the source of the smells/odors, they will return quickly". Ozone is great for fabrics and porous surfaces you can't wash, but a thorough scrubbing works for sealed surfaces.
__________________

__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.