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Re: Putting her away
Do you get any bilge water from rain? Our keel stepped mast, with 70ft furling slot will put 2-3 gallons in the bilge from one good storm. I pull a thru hull near the base of the mast, to allow drainage. May not be an issue, but I would want any potentially collected water to find itís way out.
Which mildewcide are you using? I think the dilemma is whether it will be effective, if there remains airflow. For winter here, I put 8 Damp Rid buckets around and collect 0.75 gallon of water over our relatively dry winter. One would think theyíll fill quickly there. I know someone who swears they just draw in more moisture to replace anyway. Not sure. We also put kanberra gel around, in open containers. I buy the 24oz refill bag and deploy it all for being on the hard. You donít need their individual containers. However, I would prefer something more certain and aggressive down there.
While you plan to put to sleep, weíre knee deep in commissioning. Been aboard since Tues. Always a ton of work. In and out. All the best in laying up.
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