Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-10-2010, 13:59   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Boat: 2001 Hunter 450 - Volare
Posts: 12
Stinky Teak Treatment ?

Boat odor that I can't ID, but seems strongest inside teak lockers. Clothes come out with the smell and still smell after washing. It's like the car B.O. on Seinfeld! It is not the head, it is not the bilge, it is the wood. A close nose finds the strongest smell from the inside surfaces of wood lockers throughout boat, with no identifiable moisture intrusion, just nice clean-looking but stinky wood. Does teak oil degenerate or feed smelly lifeforms? The boat is left at the dock with a/c on to dehumidify, and sometimes with an ozone generator, neither of which cure the problem.

I am going to try a bleach wash of a cabinet interior, followed by a varnish or some other type of sealant. Any similar experiences or ideas, with the various advertised odor-fighters would be very much appreciated.
deano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-10-2010, 15:08   #2
Registered User
captain465's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Boat: 38ft Irwin center cockpit sloop MERIDIAN
Posts: 554
If it is a petroleum like odor, it may be that someone used a "cheap" teak oil to treat the inside of the cabinets. It might also be that you have mold growing between the wood and hull surface.
Do not go where the path may lead.........
go instead where there is no path........
and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
captain465 is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lazy Woman's Teak Treatment matauwhi Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 24-08-2010 19:56
Lazy Man's Teak Treatment defever Construction, Maintenance & Refit 77 07-08-2010 18:36
Sorry, Can't Find the Thread on Stinky Head Fixes FLKokopelli Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 8 07-12-2009 17:45
Stinky bilge mestrezat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 09-05-2008 13:16
Semco on treatment for teak decks Trim50 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 11 22-04-2008 10:00

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:21.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.