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If you don't have any ventilation, you really should add some. Adding a couple of solar-vent fans will greatly improve conditions aboard the boat. Keeping the air flowing through a boat is the BEST line of defense against mold and mildew. Keep the locker doors and interior compartments open, to allow air to circulate through the entire boat.
I'd also recommend keeping at least one of the panels (assuming you have TWO 130 watt panels) connected to the batteries to keep the topped off. As long as you have the system properly setup with fuses protecting the lines from the panels and such, you should be fine.
I also wouldn't expose the plumbing to the solution that comes from using Damp-Rid, but leave the stuff in its original packaging, which is designed to contain the rather nasty liquid quite well.
I don't see any point in keeping charcoal aboard a boat. If the boat is properly ventilated, then the charcoal isn't really necessary.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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