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Old 02-09-2015, 05:07 AM   #21
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Clove oil is very popular down here for mold/mildew defense in closed up/tarped up trailerboats. Kills the spores and all. 1/4teaspoon to a litre of water.Spray on, let sit for a minute then wipe off. Smells a bit, but that will dissipate.

Never had a mildew problem in a boat myself, but a few guys I know have - and a lot more people on the various fishing/trilerboat forums down under swear by it as well.


Heres an ABC article with 'mould expert' Dr. Windsor - funnily enough he says to be cautious of the clove oil due to the potential for staining. I've never heard any of the supporters of clove oil (many many of them whose posts I have read) mention staining.
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TSP is also good for mold.
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:17 PM   #23
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I colder climates interior sweating may be more of a problem especially for live abords.
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Boats with air conditioned spaces suffer too.

Where warm, moist air from the outside enters though the engine vents and works it's way into dead air spaces adjacent to conditioned space surfaces that have no insulation, moisture forms.
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Clove oil is very popular down here for mold/mildew defense in closed up/tarped up trailerboats. Kills the spores and all...
Worked for me on a leather jacket, mixed into baby oil and rubbed on. Should work on a boat,without the baby oil of course.
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