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Sailor Dale 11-19-2012 03:17 AM

Mold and Mildew

Bought a 26M this summer, and looking for suggestions on keeping the insides in good shape during the damp PNW winter. It is under a tarp. I'm not a fan of the crystal method...a mess when I forget to dump the water. Is a small heater a good idea?

CaptainForce 11-19-2012 08:02 AM

Re: Mold and Mildew

Originally Posted by Sailor Dale (Post 950332)
.............. I'm not a fan of the crystal method...a mess when I forget to dump the water...........

I like the hanging "Damp Rid" bags. I don't know if this is the crystal method your speaking of, but there is no mess with these.

SHNOOL 11-19-2012 09:47 AM

Re: Mold and Mildew
Utility light with a 60 watt heavy duty bulb, and it should keep the interior sufficiently warm enough to keep the moisture down.

Probably not the most "eco-friendly" way to do it, but it IS probably the simplest no-fuss way.

Stearmandriver 11-19-2012 10:36 AM

We use a plug-in heater in the cabin, keeps things warn and dry and toasty. If you're on shore power, of course... the light bulb would work too I'm sure.

Sailor Dale 11-20-2012 02:25 AM

Mold and Mildew
Thanks folks! Good suggestions!


Re: Mold and Mildew
If possible, fit an air scoop to the front hatch...let in some air...of course it will have to go through the tarp...and also do what the other commenters advise...
you have to eliminate that moisture...

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