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Re: Tea Tree Oil--Any credible 3rd party testing as area biostat?

I don't think the original question was a bad one. I think it's good that Practical sailor is attempting to find some scientific or semi scientific rationale for believing that Teatree oil will work. It is good to ask for Some empirical evidence to prove this. That is one of the things that I like about practical sailor. While I may not always agree with their test methods, or the conclusions of the reach I appreciate that they are at least attempting to find a repeatable practical way of testing some claims that we read about hear about. If no true testing has been done, then I guess will have to rely on practical sailor to do that for us. But asking if someone has already done some actual testing is not a bad way to start.

I, too, have made my own special concoction to help rid the boat of mildew. I use a combination of vinegar, and Teatree oil. It seems to have worked well so far, I cleaned the boat about four weeks ago, and still haven't seen any growing back inside, despite me not being there for sometime. Does that mean that might solution actually works? Only time will tell.

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