Originally Posted by travlineasy
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!
There you go.
We lived aboard for two and a half years in the Pacific Northwest and are now on our second winter in SE Alaska. Insulation helps retain heat. I am not a big fan of dehumidifiers but we run one that is basically a small electric heater with a fan when we are off the boat.
The key, and the only way to really control condensation on a boat, is ventilation. Gary's solar fan is fine on an unoccupied boat but we have not had good luck with solar powered fans during winter in the high latitudes - Just not enough sunlight.
We use DC computer fans for circulation and exhaust because we need a bit more flow than is possible with a solar fan. We live aboard our warm, dry boat in Alaska...which, at the moment, is warmer than Florida