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07-29-2011 09:25 PM
SailaroundtheKeys I have used a product for years, Kanberra Gel and it has keep my Pearson mold free. I'm not hooked on the smell, too much turpin for my liking. So as I researched the web I found a product on line (commercial link deleted) that has a great smell, cost less and lasts longer than the Kanberra. I have an 8 ounce container on my boat and with one of the solar powered vents, we have no mold. So far it has lasted about 50% longer than the KG. It's worth a try.
04-10-2009 11:27 PM
alwheeler98 We found using the gigantic buckets of Damp Rid (the kind with the sawdust in the bottom), did a lot to minimize moisture issues over the winter season.

No musty smell in the boat this spring either.

Which is great, since I think there are only so many hours in your life that you should spend in a small, somewhat enclosed, area (like a boat cabin) using bleach as a primary cleaning product.

I think I'm pretty close to my quota.
04-10-2009 10:40 PM
thekeip SD...

Touche!

hk
04-10-2009 08:01 PM
jarcher
Mold Away

I killed as much mold as I could last October, and have been killing more as I find it this year. I had a plastic instrument cover for my Nexus display panel that was black. I thought it was dirt. Nope, mold.

I gave it one spray with a product I bought at Boater's World called "Mold Away" and the black instantly vanished, leaving a remarkably clean white plastic cover behind. It was then that I learned that NEXUS was molded into the cover!

Anytime I see mold exposed, I use one squirt of mold away and its gone.
04-10-2009 01:34 PM
sailingdog That's also the downside of it.
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That's the benefit of it.
hk
04-10-2009 12:12 PM
thekeip That's the benefit of it.
hk
04-10-2009 11:45 AM
sailingdog It is as effective and chlorine is just as destructive, but chlorine bleach on ly goes where you apply it...ozone fills the entire boat and affects everything within the boat... which the bleach won't do.
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SD...
It's obvious that you're not enthusiastic about using Ozone, but it IS effective and no more harmful than chlorine. It simply doesn't take a high concentration to kill the mold, and for the hour or two it takes there is no damage whatsoever to anything other than the bugs. Further, the lingering odor, what there is of it, is delightfully refreshing.
Howard Keiper
Berkeley
04-10-2009 11:24 AM
thekeip SD...
It's obvious that you're not enthusiastic about using Ozone, but it IS effective and no more harmful than chlorine. It simply doesn't take a high concentration to kill the mold, and for the hour or two it takes there is no damage whatsoever to anything other than the bugs. Further, the lingering odor, what there is of it, is delightfully refreshing.
Howard Keiper
Berkeley
04-10-2009 10:02 AM
sailingdog Ozone in high enough concentrations to destroy mold and mildew spores is also likely to damage lots of the plastics and rubber components on a boat. I'm not a big fan of Ozone generators.
04-10-2009 09:28 AM
thekeip Beg, borrow or make an Ozone generator and use it in a closed cabin (without you in it) for several hours depending on the size of the generator. Open all your drawers, lockers, cabinets, etc. prop up all your cushions so they ventilate.
Mold and spores are killed and your cabin is left fresh and clean smelling. Ozone, in high concentrations is harmful. Ozone generators are what hotels use to refresh rooms.
Howard Keiper
Berkeley
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