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Re: Condensation inside sailboat...
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.
Computer fans work well: they're cheap, 12V and practically noiseless.
Installed in hard-to-reach areas at the bottom of lockers or bulkheads they make a huge difference to the air-flow through your boat.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"