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post #141 of 158 Old 10-06-2011
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Mine smells like Cetol-like coming home again every time I open the hatch and go below! :-)
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P.S. I had no idea this was such a long thread! (I looked only at the first page...) Sorry if I was off track-
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Use fresh water only in your holding tank and try to keep the bilge as dry as possible.

The dead organisms in sea water ain't gonna help things.
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As for chemicals like bleach and ClO2 they can cause irritation to mucous membranes in our eyes and lungs. Chlorites and chlorates are also absorbed through the skin and can cause damage to blood structure I think I'll give this "magic bullet" a chance to show just it can do.

Chlorine Dioxide is used as a shock Treatment. 24 hrs at the most. No need to be exposed to it. It's completely gone once the boat has been aired out a few minutes.
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Has anybody else noticed that while everybody else's boat may stink, yours smells like home?
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How do you apply ClO2 solution to the interior of a boat without exposure?
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Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorine are two very different things. Let's skip Chlorine (bleach ) as most know it's best for whites and swimming pools.
You can not purchase Chlorine Dioxide. You purchase a system to generate it. It can be a machine (a bit like an ozone generator) or a chemical system such as a powder and or a tablet that is placed in water.
To kill mold in a boat you simply place a shallow bowl in the galley sink with the proper amount of water recommended on the directions. Drop the tablet (about the size of a quarter) into the water. It takes about a minute to start generating Chlorine Dioxide. You can watch it from the cockpit as you close up the boat. It is a slightly yellow gas. Close the boat tight and go have a drink. (actually many drinks) Chlorine Dioxide works while you are away. Auto dealers use it to get the smell out of used cars. It takes just a few hours to do that. I just left it in my boat until I came back the following weekend. Odor gone, emptied the bowl. That was it.
I wiped few places where I knew there was heavy mold to get rid of the dead stuff but no real scrubbing was needed.
Chlorine Dioxide can't exist for long in the air. It quickly breaks down. Just open up a hatch or two and go have another drink.
It's one job that really is not very hard to do.

Again, Watch this CNN Video. Boater Tech - Boat Smell Removal | Completely Eliminate Odors on Your Boat - Boater Tech It shows a restaurant in New Orleans being treated to remove mold after floods. They let the employees bring in personal items like clothing to be de-molded as well. No one was scrubbing anything.

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This sounds too good to be true. Westmarine sells a couple of Chlorine Dioxide products, anyone have any experience with them?

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Any Results on Anti-Mold

This thread is exactly what I'm dealing with. Thanks for the summary. From what I've read the tea tree oil is supposed to be a mold preventer/killer. I'm thinking of using one of these 4 products after a hand clean up.

Any experience with the tea tree ones being effective at this? Or Purafy?

And how LONG have you been using it? The mold seems to take about 2-3 months to become visible in the spring.

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We live on our boat and run an air purifier 24/7. It has a charcoal filter, HEPA filter, UV filter, ion generator and and ozone generator. The ozone runs on a separate timer and we run it for an hour or two when we are not on board. .....Zero odor.

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We live on our boat and run an air purifier 24/7. It has a charcoal filter, HEPA filter, UV filter, ion generator and and ozone generator. The ozone runs on a separate timer and we run it for an hour or two when we are not on board. .....Zero odor.
What brand and model? Sounds interesting.

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