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Old 03-10-2013
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Dehumidifying the cabin while underway

In a seperate thread I asked and received good advice about insulating the boat since, especially in colder weather, we do get a lot of condensation. A related question here is how to best dehumidify the boat. Mind you, I do not mean plugging in a dehumidifier at the dock, but what, if anything, seems to work when underway or at anchor and things get cold and wet. We have used some of those moisture absorbing "buckets", which work on a small scale but they do add up $-wise and probably cannot handle a larger volume of air on a sustained basis. Keeping ventilation going is certainly part of the answer and I wonder if installing a dorade or two, or a solar-powered vent or something of that sort might be part of the solution.

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