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$7.95 for 2 ounces is better!......
Is that the Kanberra refill cost or the cost of the product you are recommending?

I pay $3.75 per ounce to refill Kanberra.

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Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

The thing of it is that most of the gel products (including Kanberra) are only about 8% tea tree oil.

The Walmart product is 100% tea tree oil, making the Kanberra product see to be, well, a rip-off.

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I tested dehumidifiers and tea tree oil and some other things for an article....

The dehumidifier won and it wasn't close; the dehumidifier stopped the mold, the tea tree oil made it smell pretty.
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Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

What kind of dehumidifiers did you test? I recently installed a peltier style one (EvaDry 1100), but it is too new for me to really say how well it is working. It is filling up with water which is good.
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What kind of dehumidifiers did you test? I recently installed a peltier style one (EvaDry 1100), but it is too new for me to really say how well it is working. It is filling up with water which is good.
I was using the EVA Dry 2000 in a 32-foot catamaran, so I think you've got the size about right. It will probably want to frost in the winter, so put it on a timer (it will thaw during the day, when it is off and the sun is up).

http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/20...-desicant.html

I ran a hose to the sink and sat it on the stove.
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Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

Dehumidifiers are great when you're dockside. However, up on the hard, most aren't permitted to run power 24/7. It's the shoulder seasons that heat up the interior that I find are the greatest risk. Kanberra has been holding them off nicely. Even the product that I set out in the Fall will freeze over the winter and be instantly available as the Spring thaw occurs. Perfectly timed for when its needed.
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Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

How much kanberra do people use for a boat on the hard in the Caribbean from mid July to end of October with no dehumidifier. I bought the 24 oz one and split it into separate containers one for each of 3 cabins 2 heads and 2 in the salon/galley. I hope it is working as I have not seen the boat since mid July. I also put some dehumidifier gel tubs around but a mechanic told me they were shot after about 4 weeks.
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Dehumidifiers are great when you're dockside. However, up on the hard, most aren't permitted to run power 24/7. It's the shoulder seasons that heat up the interior that I find are the greatest risk. Kanberra has been holding them off nicely. Even the product that I set out in the Fall will freeze over the winter and be instantly available as the Spring thaw occurs. Perfectly timed for when its needed.
True enough, and deiscant (CaCl2) is impractical (lots is needed).

However, I have been experimenting with running the dehumidifier off the solar panels, which works fine if I set the cycle short (4 hours per day) and run it off the 12v side. That is enough to keep the RH ~ 50% with the boat sealed up.

I stay in the water all winter (a bit more humid I'm sure); dehumidifiers are probably a better answer in that case.
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True enough, and deiscant (CaCl2) is impractical (lots is needed).
I presume that is the stuff in Damp Rid? I do that too. I just buy the refill for about $5 that reloads about 8 or 10 baskets. Each will collect about a cup of water over the winter and I sit them in each sink so they would drain overboard if they froze and broke. I doubt that's really all that meaningful, but its cheap. Better than nothing, but no replacement for Kanberra, IMO.

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I stay in the water all winter (a bit more humid I'm sure); dehumidifiers are probably a better answer in that case.
At a mooring or slip? Seems a slip would provide power. If you stay in the water at our marina (no liveaboards), you get a meter and pay for what you use.
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Um, you know we make enough fruit jellies that I bet I could sub out some tea tree oil, the hang up would be how to get to diffuse/release?
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