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post #7 of Old 04-11-2004
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Pre-requisites for Living/cruising aboard?


You''re welcome. And I would consider a dehumidifer to be essential liveaboard equipment for your plans. (Bruce & Katy usually lived in warm climates, so I don''t think you''ll find that mentioned in their book). When we were about to winter in cold/dark/wet London - it wasn''t really that bad - we picked up a small unit that has a plastic case, can be set up to drain directly into a sink (e.g. if leaving the boat for a while) or has it''s own internal tank with an auto-shutoff in case you don''t empty the tank in time. This would cost the equivalent of $110 U.S. or so in the States. It was very helpful, altho'' using a product called Hypervent under your berth cushions or to line your lockers exposed to the exterior hull is also a good idea. Anywhere there is warm air adjacent to solid laminate, on the other side of which is the outside air temp, is where you''ll likely find condensation to be an issue for you.

Good luck on your next adventure!

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