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Old 06-07-2019, 02:07   #16
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And yet... I still canít wait to get down there.
That's 'cause there is no IKEA
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Re: Controlling mold

Is the mattress fitted into a cover which is probably a waterproof fabric? It requires vent holes within the covered mattress to allow the mattress inside to breath!!
We suffer this problem offshore, withut proximity to fresh air/sunlight. Consider the IKEA idea for mattress support areas, very good ....i like !!
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:54   #18
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That's 'cause there is no IKEA
Actually, seriously, I had checked that I could fit an entire new Ikea kitchen on my boat, just in case. I can, so the move is still on.
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Old 06-07-2019, 14:53   #19
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Actually, seriously, I had checked that I could fit an entire new Ikea kitchen on my boat, just in case. I can, so the move is still on.
Donít know that an IKEA kitchen is a good substitute for a well constructed marine galley
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Donít know that an IKEA kitchen is a good substitute for a well constructed marine galley
I get all my boat building ideas from the Flying Hawaiian.
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Re: Controlling mold

Have you tried clove oil?

It kills the spores and stops regrowth and makes the boat smell nice. I had to give my boat a good dose of it when I returned to Townsville this year after the February rain/floods. She cleaned up well.

I've described my experience and what I did here: maritimehippy.com - Dealing with Mould

Best of luck, and give my regards to my home town Melbourne
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Re: Controlling mold

Practical Sailor had a good article on home-made mold sprays. I've been using the "Formula A," with the added addition of 2 tablespoons of borax. Over the past 2 years, I've gone from spraying/wiping mold every few weeks in the summer, to basically, once every few months. IMO, the formula seems to actually keep the mold away, as well as clean it. The ingredients are easily available from Amazon - if they can't be found locally. I just apply with a spray bottle and a sponge, and leave the surfaces still damp with the formula, after a general wiping.

https://www.practical-sailor.com/blo...s-11249-1.html
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Re: Controlling mold

Hey Aussie! We have HyperVent matting underneath our mattress and it works wonders. It manages to wick away moisture even when we're at sea or living in a foggy harbor.

Before living on a boat I lived in a trailer in the redwoods (mold central) - and I learned a couple of things...

- clean with white vinegar if you don't want to use bleach or toxic stuff. you can mix it with water or use it straight-up. kills mold.
- running a dehumidifier works great of course
- for passive dehumidification, these babies work pretty darn well

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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