Reader Tammy Swart, aboard Dos Libras, has had a problem with condensation and wetness in several of her lockers. Damp to wet locker walls, rusting cans, peeling labels and so on. YUCK!
On Wednesday, she posted the photo above on The Boat Galley’s Facebook page with the following note:
“I wanted to share a find with your readers. I used a new bath mat to line the hull inside our galley cabinet. It keeps things from rattling in there, it separates the contents from the sweating wetness and mildew of the hull, is made from mildew resistant material, and has it’s own mounting suction cups.”Great idea as it both gives more padding than the typical thin hull liners and provides better insulation.
Tammy gave me a link to this bath mat on Amazon as the one she used:
If that one is the wrong size for you, I found several other similar bath mats:
- Rubbermaid Antibacterial Bath Mats (several sizes)
- See all bath mats on Amazon (some are fabric or wood; not all are suitable for use as hull liners)
In addition to the features mentioned by Tammy — and maybe most important of all — if there still is condensation and moisture between the bath mat and the hull, it is much easier to pull out a bath mat and wash it off than the fabric hull liners that are glued to the hull (that’s what previous owners had used on Que Tal). The mat Tammy chose — and most of the other vinyl mats — can even be thrown in a washing machine.