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Mold and mildew

Every now and then I find a product that works just as promised. I have had a persistent mold problem under the cockpit seats and in cabin lockers, areas with poor ventilation.

Tried Clorox.com | Bleach Ingredients & Bleach Safety | Clorox Bleach Foamer for the Bathroom and sprayed on let sit for a few minute, the surfaces where clean and mold free, then just wipe off.

Easy enough that cleaning like this a few times a year will not be a major chore, and safe for all surfaces including fiberglass (except vinyl).
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Re: Mold and mildew

Another option that removes the need for cleaning and removal is to prevent the growth. We are fans of "Damp Rid" bags that can be hung in these poorly ventilated areas. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Re: Mold and mildew

I like MoldSTAT (it is bleach free).
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Re: Mold and mildew

Check out the thread on Kanberra gel for closed areas
Kanberra gel

For the cabin, keeping air moving seems to be the key. Solar powered Nicro fans aren't cheap but they really work and they hold up.
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Re: Mold and mildew

Ya, I've had a solar fan installed for a little over a year, and I have not had to clean mold.
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Re: Mold and mildew

Yes I have had a solar fan for a few years and it keeps the cabin mold free including throughout the winter, but the under cockpit area and two under cabin bench lockers have been persistent problems. Get them scrubbed clean then a week later the mold starts again in the darker corners.

The Clorox foaming cleaner appears to stay put long enough to eradicate all the nasty stuff, and is a available on the supermarket shelf at a relatively low price.
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Re: Mold and mildew

Ulladh, try a small container of the Kanberra gel in one of the under cabin lockers. I know it sounds like witchcraft but my experience is they do work. Others on here have had good luck as well.

I'm curious, are these lockers open to the bilge?

BTW, did a quick google on Havsfidra 20 and found your blog. Cool boat.
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