Welcome to Club Bennington

An official club forum for Bennington boats

Login Register

Mildew already. Need some guidance

Discussion in 'Dock Talk' started by lakeliving, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4,104
    Location:
    Michigander living In Palm City FL
    1047D356-D175-4AB2-83DC-BABB8BC98D9D.jpeg 579E5F15-668E-45A6-AD8C-C4C70953458B.jpeg checked on the bot today and getting this. Cover is in storage so I can’t rip the shrink wrap off.
     
  2. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,795
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    get some buckets of Damprid
     
  3. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4,104
    Location:
    Michigander living In Palm City FL
    I just picked some up along with bleach and some cleaning supplies. I didn’t want damp rid tubs bouncing around for 1200 miles in there. Hopefully it cleans up and we caught it before any damage is done. Heading back over there in a bit so we’ll see what happens.
     
  4. Jack M

    Jack M Moderator

    Messages:
    6,602
    Likes Received:
    1,979
    Location:
    Petoskey Michigan
    I keep my damp rid inside of an open coffee can ( plastic ) ,just in case
     
  5. The Wanderer2

    The Wanderer2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Cape Coral, FL and Garden City, MI
    You need ventilation in the boat during storage. Shrink wrap doesn't allow for proper air movement. Thats why the cover's in Florida have vents in the top of the cover so air can move thru the boat and avoid mildew. You could add a fan to keep the air moving and DamRid to prevent mold
     
  6. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,795
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    +1 on the fan.
     
  7. adkboater

    adkboater Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    960
    Location:
    Tylersport,Pa
    Looks like a new boat to me! ;)
     
  8. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4,104
    Location:
    Michigander living In Palm City FL
    B782D6D7-63A2-478A-AD53-28164AFE7672.jpeg 191A6B48-FF27-42F2-8521-5708182C2EEE.jpeg D57AD215-8A99-4D24-9E5E-C37093CA3BC7.jpeg D60A7E03-7480-4F64-8D8E-44515EDFDB34.jpeg Some before and after. It cleaned up good. It’s in an outdoor lot for another month so no power for a fan. I cleaned it all up and put two big damprid tubs in there. Hopefully that does the trick. We’ve had crazy temperature swings so probably condensation that never escaped.
     
    Michiman likes this.
  9. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,795
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    Solar fan?
     
    Jack M likes this.
  10. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    4,104
    Location:
    Michigander living In Palm City FL
    No sun here...;)

    I’m hoping it won’t be an issue now that the damprid is back in there. We had some crazy temperature swings where it dipped into the 30’s. I noticed the inside of my tonneau cover was soaked one morning so I’m sure that’s what happened in there as well. Few more weeks and it will be on a lift with the factory cover.
     
    Michiman and Vikingstaff like this.
  11. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    1,665
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Nice job! It'll be fine.....
     
  12. Remediation

    Remediation Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,508
    Likes Received:
    511
    Location:
    Lake Cumberland KY - White Oak Community Dock
    Marine 31 Mildew cleaner and Mildew guard. Use it on both boats with outstanding results. Sold out of West Palm Beach area.
     
    lakeliving likes this.

Share This Page