Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yeocomico River, VA
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Tea Tree Oil Recipe
I really like Kanberra Gel (thanks chef2sail!), but I really don't like the cost. So, ever the DIY-er, I want to make my own. Tea Tree oil can be found at Target, CVA, Walgreens, etc.
Does anyone have a proven recipe? I have one that I found on the 'net but am looking for something that someone has used on their boat.
We've found that Kanberra Gel has eliminated the musty boat smell by about 90%! After we bought the boat in 2005, we attacked mold that was growing everywhere due to countless leaks and rotted shelving and bulkheads. After resolving the source of the problem we used gallons (literally) of bleach and shower mold spray, but the boat had a traditional musty smell. After one season of using two 4oz tubs of Kanberra Gel in the v berth and main cabin, the boat is odor free. Even the foul weather jackets smell neutral.
Sabre 38 "Victoria"