SailNet Community - View Single Post - Condensation inside sailboat...
View Single Post
Old 12-28-2013
Pearson796 Pearson796 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 136
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2
Pearson796 is on a distinguished road
Re: Condensation inside sailboat...

Originally Posted by Grampian1989 View Post
I went to visit my boat the other day and noticed that there is condensation built up inside the cabin on the ceiling, i also had to empty the bilge pump since it was nearly full.... Im assuming the warmer weather up in NY is the issue as well as the recent rain.. Does anyone have this problem?

PS i have not tarped the boat yet... I'm betting on a mild winter but it appears i am taking on water somehow... maybe the angle the boat is on land... If you have any advice please let me know


Do you have a heater running inside your boat?

We have horrible problems with condensation. It is way worse the colder it is outside when the temp between outside and inside are so different.

It isn't near as bad when the temp outside is closer to the temp inside. We have to use a propane "Mr Buddy" heater when we are anchored out and not hooked up to shore power. Propane makes the condensation way worse than electric heat.

If your boat isn't heated, I don't know why you'd have condensation.

We have lots of moisture build up under the cushions. The hull seems to sweat horribly inside. We have to keep everything sealed up in plastic bags.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook