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Just a thought -- I haven't actually done anything along these line on my boat yet....but, another thing to consider is getting the air moving within the boat. Exchanging air with the outside is definitely a must. However, to make ventilation really effective there needs to be some movement of the air that is already trapped inside the boat. This dawned on me the other day when I steam-cleaned the carpets in our guest cottage. I turned up the heat a little, turned on the exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchenette, and then (as I usually do after I clean carpets at home) I set up a couple of small circulating fans to blow air directly on the damp carpets, and moved them around every couple of hours as the carpets dried. As always, the areas with lots of air circulation dried out MUCH faster than than areas without, and it dawned on me that this almost certainly also applies to the boat. A couple little computer fans (or something similar), strategically placed to get the air moving around the cabins, rather than in or out of the boat, would probably help to dry things out. Ventilation (exchanging air with the outside) would still be needed, as eventually the air becomes saturated. But increasing the movement within the boat would both help get flow into "dead spots" (corners and such) and help dry things out in general.
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