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Old 10-10-2013
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End boat condensation once and for all

You have to absolutely nuts to live on a 22' sailboat in the Pacific Northwest with a perpetually wet dog and a witch. I must be effing nuts.

In Hawaii we called the rain liquid sunshine but here it just sucks. I have lived aboard for 5 years in the Pacific Northwest and every winter seems to be worst than the last. I walk Chloe every 4 hours so every 4 hours I have a fresh wet dogie jumping around turning my little boat into a damp steamy jungle. Serena is an herbalist and has a witches cauldron brewing a vat of her steamy brews constantly. Condensation never ends, water finds its way into every nook and cranny of the boat, it gets so damp even my soul is wet. When I found H20 Out at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat festival I was hooked.

We all know I have no price and cant be bought, well this product is made in America and the company is owner operated and the canisters are infinitely renewable. Regardless of how the product works they are already a solid 6 in my book. The big question is will it work Today starts a one year torture test of what may be one of the best products introduced to boating in the last ten years. I paid $100.00 for two canisters, the truth is I would be willing to shell out any amount of money to once and for all stop the little mold factory condensation produces. All I can do is hope and pray that it returns my sanity because if this cant nothing will.

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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

Hope it works for you, please keep us updated. Fair Winds
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

What is the product?
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

That is what I wondered Alex.

Pretty sure it is not this:
Commercial Dehumidification - Munters - commercial dehumidification,drycool,improve IAQ,energy efficient dehumidifiers,ventilation,green ventilation systems,LEED credits HVAC,commercial HVAC,ASHRAE 90.1,humidity control,100% OAU,PsyCalc, DryCool, Poo
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

All they are is Indicating silica gel. you can find it at mcmaster-carr for $14.38 a lb with out the fancy metal mesh container. We tried the h2outs and were not impressed. They just dont absorb that much in real life.
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

I think he was talking about these Boats | Application | Products | H2Out
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

Are you on shore power? If so go and buy a dehumidifier. I doubt the canisters are going to absorb the volume of humidity that really exists. A dehumidifier would fill the volume of those canisters inside of a day or two. I have lots of gadgets on my fancy pants new boat, but the feature I cherish most is the dehumidifier mode on my reverse cycle AC units. I didn't even know the feature existed until the orientation. Now having experienced it I would never own a boat without it.
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

Yep, I'm a sailor and so n ot so bright, here it is \H2Out | Protect Your Investment I dont plug in so cant use a dehumidifier .
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

If one is living aboard, there are constant introductions of humid air into the cabin. Cooking, breathing, entering and exiting, and a wet dog!! I just can't believe that a static chemical desiccant is ever going to keep up. They barely work when there is no air exchange or reintroduction of new moisture.
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Re: End boat condensation once and for all

i have found no condensation when the temps do not fluctuate much.... is perfect.
i also found that in small boats, if you do not use a tarp to deflect the rain and keep a hatch open, you soak to death.-or drown in condensation.
mold grows in a non ventilated environment.
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