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Old    MB Tom (tcaton)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-08-2003, 6:42 PM Reply   
I want to know what people do to keep mold and mildew out of there boat when it is stored for the winter. My boat is in one of those portable garages so it is dry but I went out today to check on the dri z air in the boat I have two in it and there is some mildew on the interior.
Old    wakegurl            02-08-2003, 9:24 PM Reply   
Marine shops sell these low wattage ceramic heaters. Around 50 watts and they do a good job. You can also hang a shop light.
Old    HurselHarrison (chuck)      Join Date: Dec 2001       02-09-2003, 12:48 AM Reply   
I clean my seats with tuff stuff. The I armorall everything. So far no mold.
Old    Patrick (faceplant409)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-09-2003, 8:26 PM Reply   
Tom, I live in Cali (SF area)where it's pretty mild. I use a canvas cover, a silver tarp and 3 drizairs and have no problem. You may want to add a couple more? Wash is typically wetter than Cali, right? I had thought of the ceramic heaters, but I did not feel comfortable leaving an electrical appliance in a covered boat with all those gas fumes. (Bomb!)This summer my boat gets to move into her new garage!!
Pat
Old    bigd            02-10-2003, 6:37 AM Reply   
I have a ceramic heater & 4 drop lights. I leave the drop lights on if it's going to get near or just at freezing and then turn on the ceramic heater if it's getting into the teens or twenties. I prop the engine cover up with a piece of wood and then just put the cover on. If you pull the plug you don't have to worry about fumes - they go out through the bottom. I went out one morning when the outside temp was 17 degrees & peeked under the cover - 60 degrees - no problem.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-10-2003, 6:44 AM Reply   
I just put a small fan in mine and let it circulate the air and it will stay dry. Of course having a waterproof cover is a necessity.
Old    Jeff (jroyal)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-10-2003, 7:13 AM Reply   
West Marine this small dehumidifier. I don't own it but have been considering it (since I just got my boat) It's $49.




http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&classNum=380&subdeptNum=379&stor eNum=12&productId=21504
Old    MB Tom (tcaton)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-10-2003, 7:54 AM Reply   
Jeff, bought one this weekend at boaters World will see if it does the job. thanks
Old    jmccallum            02-10-2003, 8:33 AM Reply   
It's about -20 C or -4 F where I store my boat so I think the mold stopped growing for a while.

Oh nuts... I can't feel my feet any more...

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