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Old 02-25-2017, 12:17 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, My name is Scott and I am the proud new owner of a 1998 3000 scr in pristine condition. been around boats for 40 years since I was a kid never owned a cruiser this may be a stupid question but I have to ask what do you do to control the condensation and possible mold problems I'm considering buying a dehumidifier for it right? can anyone give me any kind of input thanks
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Where is the mold? You can buy a spray to get rid of the mold at any home depot or lowes. Mainly bleach and water solution. Buy some damp rid or put buckets of charcoal inside.
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Are you trying to control moisture durning winter storage, all the time? Is there mold already?

Durning storage damp rid is common as most do not have power to run a dehumidifier. If you have power and can empty it regurally a dehumidifier will work.
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I guess I should have worded that a little better what I meant was during the Boating season when the boat is covered and I'm not there I was thinking of running a dehumidifier to prevent any condensation or mold problems there is no mold now thank you guys
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Scott first welcome aboard! Second you are in the same winter weather storage situation I am . On my 3000 I shrink wrap for outdoor storage and this is what I do with great results. I have 6 vents on the shrink wrap. Make sure everything is vented vented and vented. I put dryer sheets in the cabin , keep the frig door open and close the cabin door. I have not used the damp packs but have in my basement and know they do work. I also do the same in the cockpit too. The canvas, Bimini top and snap in carpet are all in my finished basement and not in the boat. No mold , no smell issues what so ever. Even if you get in door storage remember to keep it vented. I will wipe the cabin down with the lysol type wipes also to prevent anything.

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During boating season by running your a/c that will take care of that.

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What Roger said.
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Thank you all for your input I appreciate it thanks again
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Moved from "Welcome Mat | New Member Introductions" to General. I had accidentally renamed it when i was trying to split a post that was hijacking the thread. I accidentally renamed the thread. I couldn't remember what was titled, so I re-titled it as "Condensation and Mold" (Apologies).
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