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So to back up to the hypervent conversation...Those who use it, do you leave it year round or remove in spring/summer?

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So to back up to the hypervent conversation...Those who use it, do you leave it year round or remove in spring/summer?
Year round. I just take it out to spray with cleaner and pressure wash.

1.It fits just fine there, can't see less ventilation being better than more.
2. It gets cut individually and I don't want to play tetris in my boat anymore than I have to.
3. removed, it's just gonna take up more space somewhere else, or get lost. Also the edges are sharp, and I've caught myself on them a few times when laying it all out.

Also, not sure if it's coincidence, but I had a bunch left over, I put it cloth side up in my lazarette. My lazarette and cockpit lockers all leak right now, the only one where things aren't moldy/smelly is the one where they are all sitting on the hypervent. So save all the offcuts, they can be handy!


BTW I removed my foam tiles on the floor while I was pressure-washing the V-berth for paint. Left them off at night, and forgot, my legs were freezing when I was sitting reading, and humidity in the boat was worse than usual.
Put them back into place, and things were much improved :-).
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Re: Winter Moisture Control

Hello,
Just to confirm on this point about the hypervent installation on insides hanging lockers and cabinets, etc; you lay it fabric side facing in? What are you using to secure it in place on vertical and top pieces? What are you using to tape the seams of pieces together?

Thanks for all the great info in this thread everyone! Super helpful.

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Empty? What's empty? I just got back from the TARDIS tour and was duly impressed.
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Thank you deltaten! She has been a labor of love for sure! Now that the winter rain has picked up a bit, I'm finding little leaks. I'm taking this as a sign that I'm finished with the cabin for now. My next but project is to remove all deck hardware, pot the holes, and re-bed EVERYTHING!! Gee... And I thought boat ownership would be easy ;-) (hahahahaha)

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Easy? Ha !! I'm looking fwd to seeing more of your re-fit; as I'll be doing the same thing very soon.
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Re: Winter Moisture Control

FWIW

After reading this thread my wife and I pained over the solution of Hypervent or Froli. We thought that we might as well kill two birds with one stone and went with the Froli. Solve ventilation and comfort.

Wow! Not only great ventilation but VERY comfortable. Well worth the extra $$$. We considered with the version quite a bit and went with the star system even though we have a Vee birth. On their website they recommend the smaller spring traveler version for Vee births. But when I called them they said the star version has taller springs and will work fine in a Vee birth, it did. They cost the same. We laid out the springs in a variety of ways but found the softest configuration the best.

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well this was an excellent thread and I think it will save me from some critical mistakes when living aboard next year.

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After reading this thread my wife and I pained over the solution of Hypervent or Froli. We thought that we might as well kill two birds with one stone and went with the Froli. Solve ventilation and comfort.
Huh, I'm not at all familiar with this product. Looks interesting. Please keep me updated on how it works out for you!

It's been a little while since I have posted on this thread, so FWIW, here is an update of TARDIS:

Now that the temps have dropped, I haven't been working as much as I would like on her. But I have been slowly removing ALL deck hardware and re-bedding with butyl tape. I have been dealing with a persistent leak in the v-berth. This one is a big concern for me as it is where I will sleep! I have re-bedded ALL of the deck hardware on the bow, including pulpit, toe rails, and spinnaker chock. The v-berth was dry after one rain, but last week we had three days of rain and now there is water again! Not as much, but still! Another leak I CAN NOT solve is in the main cabin. There is a lip that the backrests for my settees attach to. (you can see this in my gallery) What is happening is water is dripping from the screws that attach the back rests to this lip. I have re-bedded a toe rail in that area and stanchions.

Still on my to do list for winter projects is installing shore power, remove the captain's chair that is taking up EVERY inch of space in my little cockpit, and remove the Edson pedestal and wheel and install a traditional tiller.

Lots to keep me outta trouble

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