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#11838001 - 09/19/16 06:40 PM Bay boat mold
ACES82 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/14
Posts: 68
Loc: Azle, Tx
I committed the financial mistake of buying a new bay boat (blue wave) and having an issue with mold growing in the back by the bilge pump area. I let it dry out after i get off the lake but water tends to stay in the hull area some. What's the best way to keep the mold from growing in there?
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#11838219 - 09/19/16 08:47 PM Re: Bay boat mold [Re: ACES82]
CADD Offline
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Registered: 08/02/03
Posts: 175
Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
Have the same issue with mine, I clean it with some bleach and soap (bleach really gets it clean) not sure if its super safe to use but it gets the bilge clean...
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#11838230 - 09/19/16 08:51 PM Re: Bay boat mold [Re: CADD]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 1865
Loc: Jack County
You can always let it drain on a hill for a while to make sure it is all drained, and then leave a couple of the access covers open for ventilation. A little air circulation goes a long way to keep things dry.
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#11838257 - 09/19/16 08:57 PM Re: Bay boat mold [Re: ACES82]
ACES82 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/14
Posts: 68
Loc: Azle, Tx
I thought about the bleach, mixing some with some water, maybe like a cup per gallon and letting that clean it up some. Might have to spend a bit of time on the boat ramp to make syre it all drains out.
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#11838461 - 09/19/16 10:37 PM Re: Bay boat mold [Re: ACES82]
kennerdude Offline
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Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 832
Loc: Lone Star State of Mind
When I get home I place a 6 inch diameter fan on top of round access panel above bilge area and let it run for a couple of days. Works well for me.

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#11839372 - 09/20/16 01:18 PM Re: Bay boat mold [Re: ACES82]
ACES82 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/14
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Loc: Azle, Tx
I might have to try that kennerdude. Can pick o e of those up for pretty cheap. Do all bay boats hold a little water in the hull?
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#11839516 - 09/20/16 02:25 PM Re: Bay boat mold [Re: ACES82]
kennerdude Offline
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Registered: 02/21/15
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Loc: Lone Star State of Mind
Don't know if problematic in other bay boats. I've done this for 3yrs on our Kenner without obvious mold/mildew probs. After returning from an outing I always charge batts and put the fan over the round hole (high speed setting) and let it go for couple of days.

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