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Hi, I'm a new owner of 1974 Islander 30 MK II. In the starboard stern berth I have quite a problem with condensation. It is just the inside of the hull with nothing on it. Is their some treatment I can do to keep condensation from forming there????? As a matter of fact what is the best strategy to deal with overall condensation. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hi, I'm a new owner of 1974 Islander 30 MK II. In the starboard stern berth I have quite a problem with condensation. It is just the inside of the hull with nothing on it. Is their some treatment I can do to keep condensation from forming there????? As a matter of fact what is the best strategy to deal with overall condensation. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Not sure where you are, but ...

If someone is sleeping in the cabin, a port / vent must be open. Ventilation and air movement is crucial.

You can get de-humidifiers for when you are off the boat.
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Thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,We are located in the CA Delta area at Owl Harbor, Isleton, CA. The first night we spent on the boat it rained 1 1/4" and the temperature was around 45 degrees. It was dripping everywhere. I'll sure try the ventilation strategy and pick a a de-humidifier as well. I'm also still considering covering the bare fiberglass in the berth, any suggestions on what would be an appropriate covering???
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Hey Rick,
there is a paint that has a warm touch additive to it. I think it has some microscopic beads or balls in it that give it a bit of insulation quality. Anything to insulate the bare hull in that berth will help keep it from getting wet. You could also use spray on foam. Probably a better bet would be to get some carpet and use spray on or brush on contact cement glue to glue it to the hull. Then get a fan that mounts on the wall and keep it circulating the air, and that would really make it nice and soft and dry in there without requiring shore power.
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