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post #14 of Old 04-08-2013
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Re: Mildew in the Cabin

For winter storage,

I strip all the cushions and any soft goods off the boat, I have racks at home in the basement for everything.

Keep water out of the bilge.. with the mast down it's not a problem, with the mast up, I get some water intrusion into the bilge. I have a bolt that I can remove in my bilge that allows the most of the water to run out through the centerboard trunk. I pump out any residual every couple of weeks and air the boat out.

after stipping everything, I've been applying lemon oil to the bare surfaces. I leave all the drawers and lockers open, remove the floorboards etc. So far, so good.

In season, It hasn't been an issue.

I'll look into the kanberra gels, and sprays.
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