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Old 29 May 2011, 01:32   #1
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Winter Mould...

Hello,

Being winter down here in the Southern Hemisphere, I've just gone and checked on my sleeping RIB, and there is some tasty mould/mildew type patches all over the tubes (mainly on the 'interior' side).

I keep it outside, with a cover over the top.

Other than "use it more often" and "clean it better", is there anything I can do to prevent mould/mildew buildup over the winter months?

Or is it as simple as use some Bathroom Mr Muscle Mould Killer on it every once in a while?

It's PVC by the way.

Cheers!
Rob
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Old 29 May 2011, 15:55   #2
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I get issues with damp in my consoles and have a fair bit of mildew type black stuff in them now. I think I'm going to have a propper clean up and give something like this a try.....

Star brite No Damp Dehumidifier & Crystals - Sheridan Marine

I think you can also get crystals that absorb dampness that can be dried and reused by heating in the oven.

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Old 30 May 2011, 16:04   #3
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Someone on here suggested a few strategically place disposable nappies do a good job of absorbing the moisture.

Cant say I've tried it though
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Old 30 May 2011, 20:14   #4
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Hey,

Cheers for the replies...

I thought about the Damp Rid stuff, but the boat is still outside, just with a fabric cover, so I fear one of those Damp Rid thingies will be fighting a loosing battle? But I guess (other than a nappy!!!) there isn't really much else...

Maybe just scrub off with Exit Mould every now and then is the way forward. Damn elbow grease...!

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