Our beautiful 2002 Catalina 42 MKII is up for sale! Ma'alahi is in pristine condition and ready to go cruising.
I have converted my old blog to a "for sale" page so old posts about our life aboard can be found. My contact information can be found on the right sidebar. NEW PRICE! Ma'alahi is now listed at only $153,000! Previously listed at $167,000 and $169,000. We are serious about selling and ready to answer any questions you may have!
I few days ago, I was restocking the diaper supply in the master stateroom (our bulk diaper boxes are kept in bow locker (right behind the head of our bed). I noticed that the plastic packaging around the diapers was damp. Condensation... ugh!
I emptied out the locker and gave it a vinegar wash. With the locker emptied, I noticed a floorboard that I had never looked under. The floorboard gave access to the whole forward portion of the hull (it is a lot more steep and narrow than it appears in the photo) - MOLD!!
Mold - Before Clean -
I had my whole upper torso in this compartment (pleasant). Again, I sprayed the area with white vinegar, let it sit for a couple minutes, and dried it meticulously.
My hope is that we have covered most of the boat and I wont find any more of these unpleasant surprises.