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Old March 28th 09, 06:23 PM posted to alt.sailing.asa
Capt. JG Capt. JG is offline
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Default So the boat sank....

"barret bonden" wrote in message
So the boat sank , and was raised , and now sits on the hard where I can
buy it for 1/40th of it's prior cost. Hull is fine, sails are good,
friends tell me they can save the engine and the whole cabin is covered in
fine teak; beautiful.

My girlfriend told me the cabin smelled horrid , and I ignored her till
yesterday when I brought an old sailor on board and he said : " It smells
horrid, it's oil and fuel, it's everywhere, and you'll never get it out of
the teak. Never. You'll have to strip it down to the fiberglass. Throw the
boat away."

Is there any way to get diesel fuel out of wood ? Any way to clean the
inside ?

If it were just a stain (I say "just" as though that would be something
simple), you might be able to use TSP, but if it's really soaked through, I
don't think there's much you can do. Perhaps talk to someone in a
boatyard... they might have an idea.

"j" ganz @@