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1788Re: Killing the smell

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  • Mike
    Feb 23, 2006
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      --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "Phil Shepard" <PWS-E@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I have a slight odor in the v-berth area. Some people think it
      smells like
      > uncured fiberglass. The boat was built in '89. It gets a little
      heavier from
      > time to time. Any ideas ?
      >
      >
      >
      > Phil
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of Peter Tollini
      > Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 11:24 PM
      > To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] Killing the smell
      >
      >
      >
      > This reminded me to report back. After I spilled diesel in the
      bilge, Capt.
      > Chomp products were recommended by folks on the list. It turns out
      that the
      > national distributor is in Baltimore. I bought some bilge
      cleaner, and he
      > gave me samples of several other products to try. First, the bilge
      cleaner
      > flat out ate the diesel fuel, removing the smell with it. Then,
      while I was
      > not expecting to have a need for the carpet cleaner, my 90# dog
      stole a
      > bunch of sweet potato skins and then hurled them up onto a beige
      rug. The
      > carpet cleaner ate that orange mess in two doses. Even after
      that, I wasn't
      > prepared for the Black Streak Remover. I had the usual late
      season black
      > streaks on the cabin sides and hull. I sprayed the stuff on and
      just wiped
      > off the black streaks with an old towel. The same ones that never
      washed
      > off with anything before. I showed it to a couple of the yard
      guys and
      > their reaction was "Holy Sh.." None of us had actually seen
      something work
      > like that before. I have yet to try the Mildew Remover or the Pet
      > Stain/Odor Treatment (I don't want to give the Moose any ideas),
      but I'll
      > let you know how they work when and if the need for them arises.
      I gave the
      > Pet Stain/Odor Remover to a co-worker with a new Goldendoodle pup
      who
      > definitely will be able to test it. Supposedly it works well
      enough that the
      > dog won't return to "his" spot. Having seen drug sniffing dogs
      locate dope
      > packed in moth balls, I'll wait for confirmation. Also, all this
      stuff is
      > really mild by cleaning chemical standards.
      >
      > Pete
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of David Lochner
      > Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 7:23 PM
      > To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [SabreSailboat] Killing the smell
      >
      >
      >
      > A few weeks ago there was a discussion about eliminating all kinds
      of
      > unpleasant odors in a boat. One suggestion, I think from Peggy
      Hall was
      > a product called PureAyre.
      >
      > We had an expensive oriental rug that a recalcitrant puppy had
      > repeatedly mistaken for a patch of grass. The end result was that
      it
      > was difficult to be near the rug when it was outside, much less
      when
      > the rug was inside. After applying PureAyre to the rug (an entire
      22 oz
      > bottle) the rug happily sits in the entry way with barely a hint
      of the
      > offending odor. Only on rare occasions does the odor reach my
      nostrils,
      > some 6 ft above the offending rug.
      >
      > Based on our experience so far, we can recommend PureAyre. When
      the
      > weather warms (April or May in these parts) we will hang the rug
      > outside and retreat it. The website suggests that good airflow is
      > important in helping the product work. We treated the rug while
      laying
      > on the floor. Better airflow across the back of the rug and a good
      > professional cleaning should rid the rug of the odor.
      >
      > Not sure how effective this product will be on the boat, but we
      are
      > pleased so far.
      >
      > The website is: http://www.pureayre.com
      >
      >
      > Dave
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