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Old 05-23-2013, 08:52 PM
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Mildew

Since I bought my 197 in 09 I have had a issue with mildew in the rear hatch. I have used different cleaners, what does the best job to clean this mildew with out taking the color out?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 PM
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Totally Awesome and a soft bristle brush.
Have you tried putting a rid a damp bucket in the hatch to pull the moisture out?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:16 PM
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[quote=ZachDaddy;938814]Totally Awesome and a soft bristle brush.
Have you tried putting a rid a damp bucket in the hatch to pull the moisture out?[/QUOTE

Thank You, I have not.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:05 PM
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try some TSP tri-sodium phospate - give it a test to make sure it does not chew up any fabric...works great on removing mildew. Closed hatches are tough - I keep mine open as often as possible. Boats, water, fabric and a closed compartment - let's grow mildew...
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:21 PM
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Totally Awesome and a soft bristle brush.
Have you tried putting a rid a damp bucket in the hatch to pull the moisture out?
hate to ask a dumb question but I went by the dollar store a while back and there were numerous grades of totally awesome. which one are you using?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:39 PM
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Do you prop the rear hatch when you cocer the boat? I prop engine cover the passenger sit , anything with hinges to get air in there.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:30 PM
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Same problem here, watching this thread to see how it works.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:23 AM
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I keep the hatch open on the weekends when the boat is parked. It stays covered during the week.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:52 AM
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The TA that you are looking to purchase is a yellow fluid in a clear one pint(maybe) spray bottle with a red label.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:57 AM
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A less costly moisture wick is to use a bucket of charcoal. I used to fight mildew in a different brand boat.
My solution was a 5 gallon bucket with a removable lid. I put a bunch of holes in the lid. It worked great. When the bricks where swollen I change the bucket out.
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