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    Well, the weather has finally warmed up in the northeast for us, so the cover came off this weekend. What i found was a boat covered in mold. So I wanted to share my find with everyone. This year I tried 'Westleys Bleach white', which is an automotive product to clean your tires. It said the word bleach on it, so I thought I'd try it on a small area. It was fantastic! I sprayed it on the mold and immediately lightly scrubbed it off with ease. Unlike real bleach, it didn't discolor my clothes after washing the boat which was a plus. I made sure to wash the boat with soap and water just in case there was residual chemical left behind as a precaution. I was very happy at how easyily it cleaned the mold and oily areas near the engine, so I just wanted to share. Now if I could find something that gives results of a high speed buffer in a spray bottle I'll be all set. cheers!
    [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

  • #2
    A good thing to use is granular carbon to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew when in covered storage. I simply put a 5 gallon pail of carboh in the boat and have never had either mold or mildew.
    Hugs Tug [br]2007 SteigerCraft 23\' Miami W/ 225 Suzuki[br]Former 1973, 23 Mako C/C with I/O[br]Mattituck[br]Long Island N.Y.

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    • #3
      Where would you purphase such large amounts of carbon? and is it reusable?
      [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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      • #4
        Go to home depot and buy a gallon of "Purple" cleaner. Dilute it and it takes mildew and most other stains right off.

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        • #5
          Mike,

          Carbon is really cheap. You can purchase it from any water treatment company such as Culligan. The cost can be as low as 5 to 10 dollars. I pay one dollar a pound because of the vast quantity used yearly in the business field that I am in.

          Working as a pure aDsorber you can typically get 2 to 3 years from a pail. In the summer months I put it in a dry spot so that any adsorbsion dissipates for use the next year.
          Hugs Tug [br]2007 SteigerCraft 23\' Miami W/ 225 Suzuki[br]Former 1973, 23 Mako C/C with I/O[br]Mattituck[br]Long Island N.Y.

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          • #6
            You could possibly lightly "toast" the carbon in an oven on low heat to force-dry it for re-use. I know that this is how calcium oxide and/or silicon desiccant for electronics is treated when it is saturated. However, I don't know that for sure. Anyone have any similar experience?

            -Pat.
            18ft MonArk tri-hull: 140HP Mercruiser Alpha One - still in pieces...to be continued[br](I know it\'s not a Mako, but hey, its mine!)[br] Time\'s fun when you\'re having flies![br]president/hostmaster:[br]P.Ring Technologies[br]Cornerstone IT, LLC[br]LOUISIANA WEB HOST, LLC.[br]CompTIA Certified Professional A+/Network+ // Microsoft Registered Partner

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