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I use my sailboat once a year in the FL Keys. This year when I opened it up it had mold in my cabin. The previous 3 years I had none. What can I do to stop this.

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I use my sailboat once a year in the FL Keys. This year when I opened it up it had mold in my cabin. The previous 3 years I had none. What can I do to stop this.

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Ah... Use it more often?
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... or have me use it for you...

I'll be available in FL from January through March.
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I don't know if a solar vent could keep up with Florida humidity if you're going to open up the boat so infrequently, but one or two vents and a dehumidifier might help.
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I don't know if a solar vent could keep up with Florida humidity if you're going to open up the boat so infrequently, but one or two vents and a dehumidifier might help.
The suggestion of a dehumidifier, operated periodically each day via a timer and drained through a sink drain perhaps, is a good one. Note however, that one must be careful with the type dehumidifier selected. See (click on) an earlier thread on the subject at FYI Dehumidifier Recall

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The suggestion of a dehumidifier, operated periodically each day via a timer and drained through a sink drain perhaps, is a good one. Note however, that one must be careful with the type dehumidifier selected. See (click on) an earlier thread on the subject at FYI Dehumidifier Recall
Practical Sailor reviewed several small thermo electric dehumidifiers that worked well for starge (you don't need a full size unit for this). Possibly the best answer in FL, if ventilation isn't working. But that is a long time to leave a boat unattended with the power on, or unattended at all, for that matter.
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Notice the mold on the outside of homes in Florida. Even the sun does not kill the stuff. I have to scrub at least once a year. No different in my s/v. Even with dorades, I have to clean inside often. I do not have an electronic mold killer

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Notice the mold on the outside of homes in Florida. Even the sun does not kill the stuff. I have to scrub at least once a year. No different in my s/v. Even with dorades, I have to clean inside often. I do not have an electronic mold killer

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Try Formula B in the link below. Cheap and very effective. Do NOT rinse it off; it is the diluted residue that does the work. Very effective on cloth and carpeted liners.

Not an old wives tale, we tested this head-to-head for a year against commercial products. However, I would leave out the TSP; works as well and is gentler in use. It is this non-TSP version we are continuing to test.

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