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Re: Kanberra gel

We stopped shrinkwrapping our boat and installed a solar vent because of the mold. Vent helps tremendously. When we did have mold I wiped everything with a diluted bleach and water solution (VERY diluted) and it was fine after that.

I plan to try the Kanberra this season because I've heard it's works wonders on odors. I don't think it prevents mold, just odors.
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Re: Kanberra gel

I loaded up the cabin over the winter, no mold, no odor this spring. It does claim to kill mold and bacteria, IIRC. It evaporates and supposedly penetrates the pores of wood, plastics, whatever.

I suspect it is a better prophylactic than a remediator, but it may get to places you can't reach. For it to work, I find you need to keep things closed up so the evaporated tea tree oils get around. The growth may outpace it in that case.

I buy it directly from the manufacturer and am waiting for a Spring sale to load up for the summer.

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Re: Kanberra gel

Shawn,

Yuk....I have used th Kanaberra since Minnie recommended a year ago with great results. The boat always smells fresh and clean ( no artifical smells when we open it up even after many days closed in the heat. I never have had a mold problem...not sure if the Gel helps that or not, but it couldnt hurt. The trick is to not make the boat a solarium or a petrie dish I thnk. I dont ever wrap her up too tight.

Problem with mold is it gets in places you cant wipe. Only sure fire way to rid yourself of it is to ionize the air I have heard and have it penetrate everything..

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Re: Kanberra gel

When our boat arrived from San Diego a year and a half ago it was a moldy stinky mess. I added a solar vent and we have been using the Kanberra for about 9 months. I have a container in the foreward and aft cabins. No more mold and no more stink. I don't care what it costs. I will continue to use it.
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Re: Kanberra gel

Thanks folks, I will be getting some Kanberra, in the meantime I think I may hook up a dehumidifier?
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Re: Kanberra gel

As you all know I'm a bit of a skeptic. But I'm ready to say the Kanberra gel works. I put two containers in my boat when I covered her this year. One in the center of the salon and a small one in the head.

It's the first time I've used the boat cover so I was concerned about mold/mildew because the solar fan isn't moving air around.

Every time I go to the boat I'm amazed at how she smells. The only mild odor is from the RV antifreeze.

The stuff isn't cheap but I'm a believer.
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Re: Kanberra gel

Jim...I was also a skeptic...but Minniewaska convinced me with his endorsement and I have seen the light as well as the proof. One of the great things about the commradiere of Sailnet.

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Re: Kanberra gel

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Re: Kanberra gel

BTW I was able to order a 32 oz refill for $119 from marine discounters.com....comes in a pastry bag like device so easy to refill the original containers.

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Re: Kanberra gel

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I bought the 16 Oz of Purafy for $59 and got free shipping, then I refilled the 2 smaller containers on the boat and 1 in the house.-Sail.34away
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I dont have a problem with the Kanaberra Gel smell and the Pur-A- FY-AIR cost exactly the same as what I paid for the Kanaberra. Since I have used the Kanaberra Gel and I am satisfied with it there is no reason for me to using it.

Also, and take this with a LARGE grain of or whole salt lick, the manuafacturer of the Kanaberra Gel says has stated that when independent tests ( whose ) are done that the evaporation rate of the other products are much greater than the Gel therfore you will replace it more quickly therefore it costs more....just saying. I would go back through the posts and read what the CEO of Kanaberra gel said in one of Minnewaskas posts.

Lastly, Just like many of the people here have vilianized Craig Smith ( possibly rightly so) for his posts concerning ROCNA as not beining on the up and up, It was obvious that one of the owners of the PURA-F-AIR-GEL was purposely deceptive in his postings here by not identifying himself and making it appear that he was just a sailor ( Sailnetter). Companies which deal unethically in one respect probably do in others.


Would be prudent to look at all the varibles here.

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