Canvas Color and Mildew Growth?
I just applied my first coat of Sunbrella 303 fabric protector on my flybridge canvas (it's Tan in color) to avoid all the mildue buildup I've been getting over and over. I hope this works as I am getting tired of all the mildue that slowly appears on the inside of the canvas, in the zippers, thread, etc....
I started to think back on my last boat that i had in this same slip (I am in southern california). It had a Black Flybridge canvas top. I never had any mildue issues at all with that boat. Hummmm. Could there be a connection with the color differences of the 2 tops (Tan vs. Black)? I know what you're thinking......black hides the mildue. But you can smell mildue too. The black Canvas just didn't seem to promote mildue growth. Maybe it gets too hot during the day and the temperature isn't ideal for mildue??
Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone else has had mildue buildup issues with a BLACK canvas top??
Your input would be appreciated!