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Hey guys,

Been awhile. We finally got the old gal off the hard and in the water after pulling the stick, dropping the keel, installing a composting head, replacing all the plumbing (no more pressure water or water heater!) and replacing 4 of 6 seacocks. What a bummer summer, but ahhhhh.

Now, In the head where the curve of the cabin top comes down, we have bare fiberglass. The sides are solid fiberglass and the tops are cored with balsa. The bare fiberglass sweats worse than my arse did all summer. Is there a good insulation idea where I can get the good curve and cover it with something elegant and waterproofish so we can continue to shower in there?

Nice to be back in the water, lemme just say...
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Can't help you with the insulation, but we've been using the Damp Rid
Hi-Capacity Moisture Absorber in our boat and it's really helped keep the moisture down.

We keep one in the head, and one in the forward berth. We get them from Home Depot.

I've learned for you that if the bucket is dented (ie "possibly cracked"), don't buy it. It will give you a new appreciation for how much moisture the bucket absorbs, but not in a good way.
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okay you could use relfectex, just glue it to the hull, and cut it to lay flat. then cover the reflectex with frp panels if the curve is not a compound curve. if its a compound curve, i would go get something like self adhesive self paper ( its plastic ) and put that on there, and cut it so lays flat.

the shelf paper might not look perfect but its water proof and cheap, and if done carefully wont look to bad
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