Originally Posted by sailorboy1
Personally I donít feel you can prevent mold
on a boat
. There is always places that stay damp and get no ventilation. But if you find and clean the hidden spots and spray it with mold
presentation treatment it seems to last a while.
I live in NC where the heat and humidity are very high. Mold and mildew are a fact of life. A few years back I purchased a folding multihull
that I was going to store on the hard
. I was concerned about the mold so I asked if I could run an electrical
cord to the boat
for a dehumidifier. They told me to buy DampRid. It is available at Amazon, Walmart, West Marine
, etc. I had 2 Ama and a main hull
to protect. I bought 4 of their simple cups with the granules in them. I placed one in each Ama which is accessed through a normal deck hatch
. I put to in the main hull
. Every week I would check the cups and empty the moisture and refill if needed. Not once did I have any mold or mildew! In fact upon returning from an anchorage I put the dam anchor
in the Ama where it is normally stored. Two days later the inside of the Ama, anchor
were BONE DRY!
They make several different types of containers. They make the refillable cups, a hanging bag for closets and recently came out with a battery
operated fan connected to a pouch with the DampRid in it. All containers are refillable and you can buy large bags of product for refilling the cups and pouches.
, easy and in works! What's not to like?