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Old 01 July 2022, 19:38   #1
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Hi folks. See attached pic - Iíve a mushroom growing in my bilge. It is a bit damp in there but no obvious leaks. The gel coat etc all looks in good condition under the hull. Is this something to be concerned about? Click image for larger version

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Call that a mushroom?? These are mushrooms
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'Ribnetter busted for growing magic mushrooms in his boat'

'Honestly Your Honour, I just found this in my bilges'
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Old 02 July 2022, 05:15   #5
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I feel inadequate now. Are they from your bilge? I was worried it was perhaps caused by a pinhole leak or something?
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I feel inadequate now. Are they from your bilge? I was worried it was perhaps caused by a pinhole leak or something?
On a serious note that is probably growing from damp timber via a leak or crack in the fibreglass. Without digging it out with a grinder youll never know how bad it is. I've seen that type of growth lots of times and i doubt it would grow on the glass itself.
You could clean it up & bury it under more glass & resin to waterproof it or dig in & investigate
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On a serious note that is probably growing from damp timber via a leak or crack in the fibreglass. Without digging it out with a grinder youll never know how bad it is. I've seen that type of growth lots of times and i doubt it would grow on the glass itself.
You could clean it up & bury it under more glass & resin to waterproof it or dig in & investigate


Agreed, it could also be growing on some residue thatís built up in the bilge. Iíd clean it off & see what lies beneath.
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