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Moisture in the cabin

I plan to live aboard my boat this season and perhaps, if it works out, try it year round. I lived aboard for two months last Fall in New England and noticed that in the cold weather the cabin would be very wet with dew in the morning, especially as the weather got cooler. The condensation was problematic and wonder what measures could be done to minimize the condensation and maximize my comfort. Thanks in advance for your help. Bump
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Re: Moisture in the cabin

Some possible solutions.

Keep a hatch open a crack especially in cabins in which you sleep.
Use a dehumidifier.
Use a product like Dry Mesh under the mattresses and cushions.

If you are going to breathe, you will get condensation.

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Re: Moisture in the cabin

We use a 110v dehumidifier during the winters in Maine. We also keep everything well ventilated. We shower on shore only.

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Re: Moisture in the cabin

I lived for a little while in the UK in April on a ferrocement boat that had been lined with some kind of foam then a formica laminate. Even on cold mornings the condensation was not bad. Certainly much less than a conventional grp boat.
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Re: Moisture in the cabin

Thanks for the heads up on the Dry Mesh, Jackdale. Had a terrible time this winter keeping my cushion and bedding dry. Had to actually remove the cushion and take it home to dry, then put down 3 layers of backpacking matresses to take up the slack in the meantime. Not very comfy.

Next winter, I'll be dry(er).

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Re: Moisture in the cabin

Of course the ideal cure would be to spend your winter in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas!
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Yeah, I like the Bahanas/FL Keys thing the best. See you there.
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Re: Moisture in the cabin

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Of course the ideal cure would be to spend your winter in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas!
Can't argue with that!

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