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Old 05-10-2013
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Re: Dry bilges

Originally Posted by Hudsonian View Post
Recently there was thread on small dehumidifiers. One identified drew six amps at 12v and remove 4 pints a day. If you connected the drain to a sink drain, sealed the boat, and could tolerate 1200W of electrical consumption, you'd probably have a very dry boat.

If you have tee swage terminals on your shrouds, install rubber plugs if you don't have them already. They make a big difference in the amount of water that gets down the mast.
Thanks for the idea, but we have a furling main, so there is a 60 foot slot about an inch wide that's letting the water in.

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