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noreaster 11-26-2003 03:49 AM

We live in maine and during the summer we spend alot of time on our boat and in the morning we wake up to the inside of our boat sweating I mean its almost like its been sprayed with a fine mist in the v birth and also we are always wiping the mildew off it a never ending battle has any one else had this problem and what can we do to solve it

VIEXILE 11-26-2003 05:38 AM

I grew up on Penobscot Bay, but in the last couple of weeks moved my Bristol 35 from SW Harbor to St. Thomas. Ya, wet. My way of dealing with it was an alcohol heater - the little bucket type - with the hatch cracked for ventilation. The heater on low took the dampness off, made the bedsheets survivable. Spraying around the lockers, etc. infrequently with Clorox kept the mildew to a minimum. Lived on the boat in the summer of ''98 on the dock at Peaks Island. It rained HARD for the whole month of June. I''d get home from work in Portland, start the heater - on low if it was warm out - go catch some little pollock, make a chowder, turn on the TV and by then everything would be liveable. Oh yeah, Hella turbo fan to move the air around. I know it''s impossible to get comfortable in the dank sheets, but the heater....I think Hamilton''s got them for around $100... worked fine. KW

noreaster 11-27-2003 04:19 AM

Thank you for your reply now is the sweat and mildew just a problom in the north east or is this some thing all sailors have to deal with next year we are planing to live aboard her for a year in the gulf of florida but will not head there untill after hurricane season so it will be a little cold sailing south from maine to the gulf but atleast we will be going south any advice on this would be much appreciated thank you.happy holiday''s

msl 11-27-2003 06:12 AM

Do the Nicro solar/battery powered fan-vents keep or at least help keep boat interiors from sweating?

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