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Old 10-23-2012
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Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

Originally Posted by SV Glossa View Post
Is it possible to set a 30pt dehumidifier on a cushion while it is running? How easy would it be for one person to move it from counter to table to floor etc. etc. etc.?

And/or if we made a ledge by covering up our sink in the head - would it still get the water from the kids breathing in the quarter berths? They sleep with their heads toward the back, and our head is right in front of the front V berth where we sleep.
Now you say you are "moored" do you have shore power? Dehumidifiers pull a lot of electricity. I don't think you could run one off of batteries. Basically they pull the same amount of AC as a good sized air conditioning unit. If you are at a mooring, I think you will need to look at a very dry source of heat to try to dry the boat out like a bulkhead heater, or a forced air/hydronic furnace.
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