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Re: Condensation inside sailboat...

Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
I have a solar powered fan in the head, one that provides a continuous flow of air throughout the boat. Never have a prolem - NEVER!

I'm planning something similar. We have a couple 12v coils previously used as a wind genny dump load. I figure I can use extra solar power to warm the cabin and run a fan too. IMHO, heat creates a temperature gradient between inside and outside that drives moisture away.

Some people use a small 60 watt heater during the winter to help create a temperature gradient.

We have a Home Depot dehumidifier that we use on the hard. It drains into a plastic covered container with a small hole in the side at the top. When the small container get full, water leaks out and down the sink drain. I occasionally pour the container's water into a bottle so I have some water on the hard, for cleaning, etc.

When your ceiling is dripping wet, remember to use the occasion to clean the cieling. Like dirty dishes, soaking can only help get it clean.


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