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post #11 of Old 01-18-2013
Tim R.
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Re: Heat Help

The key to moisture control is ventilation and heat. Most upper cabinets are cracked to allow air flow.

The hoses that supply the glycol help keep the cabinets dry. If you opt for one of these type of systems, I would highly recommend extra hose to run the perimeter of the boat for this purpose and also allow for future fan units if needed.

We have added extra insulation to our hanging lockers where we store our clothing. We open those at least twice daily which lets in the moisture. We use Damprid in the less used cabinets. We also run a dehumidifier during the day at the slip. We also put insulation in the hatches which helps. The worst area for moisture is the hull side of our bunk. We keep a rolled up blanket against it and ventilate the mattress every weekend. We also have some fabric under the mattress that promotes air circulation.

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