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Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

We tried the tiny compact ones (not living aboard, just trying to keep the moisture down) and ultimately they helped, but didn't work. We're now using a 'standard' Sears unit, about 2 feet tall (20l, I think).

With multiple breathing humans on board the majority of the time the load will be greatly increased. I think you'll need a 20/30 pint style, but it will be a bit of a PITA to work around in a liveaboard situation. Despite that, your boat will thank you.

I know all our paper is dry and crisp all winter.. and the boat feels great running a dehu at 50% setting.


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