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Went to the lake this week and it poured. Was raining for two days after. I keep my boat in a barn.

I removed all the seat cushions and put a fan in it but the carpet was still moist. Now that it is sunny I have it outside.

Any suggestions for drying out the boat. It is pretty new yet the carpet is already starting to smell like old socks...

Should I use a shop vac each time the carpet gets that wet? Febreze?


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One thing I did that really helped: I started pouring a little bit of scented soap (body soap) in the engine/ballast area. Right before we take it out I pour a little in the middle compartment where most of the water gets trapped, I also found that it keeps it really clean and I don't that film that I used to have to wipe down and complain every time I had to do it. I found that most of the smell was coming from water that I couldn't get out from certain areas and I always thought that is was coming from the carpet. Ever since I started doing that the smell has gone away. I can cover the boat right after use and when we pull the cover off it smells nice :)

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any time we have water in the boat and not just dampness, we use the spot pot to remove all the excess water from the carpet. After spot botting it, it will normally be dry in about 1-2 hours of sitting outside.

you could use a shop vac, but a carpet shampo machine or spot bot would work better. Something made for pulling water out of carpet.

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SHAMWOW!.... Yahoo.gif

We have had very good success with "Dry eez" the boat does need to be covered or atlease put the Dry Eez in the seat compartments and it works well.


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If our carpet is really wet after getting home I hit it quick with the shop vac to suck as much of the water out as possible. It goes from being sopping wet to just a little damp and is always completely dry by the next morning while sitting in the garage. If I don't run the shop vac it would take a few days.

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