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mondos829
10-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Whats the best way to keep mold growth down in the interior over the off season? I have heard damp rid or charcoal work well. Any other ideas?

Cloaked
10-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Whats the best way to keep mold growth down in the interior over the off season? I have heard damp rid or charcoal work well. Any other ideas?
Ventilation.

Cat liter.....

Ventilation is the best bet. Even a box fan inside the cover (or not), run 24/7. I do not cover my boat (garaged) to keep it aired out.

I also keep the upholstery treated with 303.

madcityskier
10-19-2012, 04:52 PM
Damprid and x2 on ventilation of some sort. Seems obvious, but also make sure it's dry before covering it up for the year.

sp00ky
10-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Damprid and x2 on ventilation of some sort. Seems obvious, but also make sure it's dry before covering it up for the year.
Yes but DAmprid won't make it the whole winter. I would suggest a dehumidifier set on auto drain out of a hose.

DAmprid can get pretty nasty after it has soaked up its limit of moisture.

madcityskier
10-19-2012, 08:04 PM
Never had a problem. The dehumidifier scares me. I thought of trying it once upon a time, but it's like starting it up periodically with the cover on and never running the blower. I know that's overstating it, but I still feel like it's risking something unnecessarily. Two things of damp rid, one front and one back and making sure the cover doesn't touch vinyl always worked for me. Of course your results may vary. These days the boat sits in the garage year round anyway. It's nice to touch when I go to and come from work.

jfw432
10-19-2012, 08:12 PM
Yeah I bought 6 things of DampRid figuring that would take care of the moisture. One quart size container lasted a week. When you put your cover on, make sure there are multiple large openings that rain can't get into. When I set up my cover, I could just about climb into my boat in front of the windshield on both sides without touching the cover. If you have that kind of circulation, you'll be golden.

Bouyhead
10-20-2012, 06:54 AM
I've had good luck with Damprid in my boat. I run in salt so I completely empty my boat before wrapping. All ropes,anchors, life jackets, etc. I also prop open any seat cushions I can and make sure the boat is totally dry before wrapping.

Sullivan
10-20-2012, 11:15 AM
GoldenRod! I use these for two reasons. One they keep the engine compartment warm and two they keep the inside of the boat dry. http://www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com/

mondos829
10-20-2012, 06:44 PM
I put 12 lbs of damprid in. Well see how it goes

FrankSchwab
10-20-2012, 11:35 PM
Whats the best way to keep mold growth down in the interior over the off season? I have heard damp rid or charcoal work well. Any other ideas?

Move to Phoenix? Honestly, mold is not something we have a problem with out here.

pmikler
10-21-2012, 08:16 AM
http://m.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product1_11151_10001_100586_-1?icid=HF3_2

I live in steamy florida and use the above. Works great and pulls about as much power as a lightbulb. With my old boat i fought mold with damp rid until someone on here pointed me in this direction. Its not a true dehumidifier but it works

vandit0022
11-01-2012, 11:59 PM
http://m.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product1_11151_10001_100586_-1?icid=HF3_2

I live in steamy florida and use the above. Works great and pulls about as much power as a lightbulb. With my old boat i fought mold with damp rid until someone on here pointed me in this direction. Its not a true dehumidifier but it works

I second these. I have two in my boat. Keeps air moving and add's a little heat.

mondos829
11-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Boat got put in the mine for the winter.

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mcparadise
11-08-2012, 06:03 PM
http://m.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product1_11151_10001_100586_-1?icid=HF3_2

I live in steamy florida and use the above. Works great and pulls about as much power as a lightbulb. With my old boat i fought mold with damp rid until someone on here pointed me in this direction. Its not a true dehumidifier but it works

Works well in Hawaii where mold is a big issue...

musicmd
11-08-2012, 11:32 PM
What about storage in a barn without electricity? My x-10 was dry when I put it in and I cracked open the cover after placing moth balls (to keep the rodents out). However, should I put a separate mold preventer in the boat? I live in Wisconsin and winter is pretty dry.

milkmania
11-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Boat got put in the mine for the winter.

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Batcave:confused:

mondos829
11-09-2012, 12:08 AM
Cave storage I have my S&S in....

http://www.bradysbend.com/

76S&S
11-09-2012, 09:49 AM
I've been using a simple box fan on low under the cover for years now and never have any mold issues.