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Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?
We leave our dehum. running in the head with the doors open and it seems to keep the entire boat 'dry'.. but we don't live aboard. We also don't generally run it when we are aboard, and have noticed the RH below go from 50/60% in the evening to near 80% overnight from two people breathing and the boat closed up. We primarily use it to keep the moisture at bay this time of year.
One thing you might to is find a place (below a table perhaps?) and rig a hose so that it automatically drains into a bilge sump (or on a counter and drain into a sink) so you needn't worry about filling the reservoir.
They are a bit bulky and heavy.. ours weighs about 20 lbs or more, I reckon.. it's a chore to pack it to the car for off season sails...
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