SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Moisture in the cabin Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
04-15-2012 06:29 PM
Re: Moisture in the cabin

Originally Posted by CaptainForce View Post
Of course the ideal cure would be to spend your winter in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas!
Can't argue with that!

04-14-2012 10:45 PM
Re: Moisture in the cabin

Yeah, I like the Bahanas/FL Keys thing the best. See you there.
04-12-2012 09:30 PM
Re: Moisture in the cabin

Of course the ideal cure would be to spend your winter in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas!
04-12-2012 07:57 PM
Re: Moisture in the cabin

Thanks for the heads up on the Dry Mesh, Jackdale. Had a terrible time this winter keeping my cushion and bedding dry. Had to actually remove the cushion and take it home to dry, then put down 3 layers of backpacking matresses to take up the slack in the meantime. Not very comfy.

Next winter, I'll be dry(er).
04-10-2012 04:52 PM
Re: Moisture in the cabin

I lived for a little while in the UK in April on a ferrocement boat that had been lined with some kind of foam then a formica laminate. Even on cold mornings the condensation was not bad. Certainly much less than a conventional grp boat.
04-10-2012 12:08 PM
Tim R.
Re: Moisture in the cabin

We use a 110v dehumidifier during the winters in Maine. We also keep everything well ventilated. We shower on shore only.
04-10-2012 12:00 PM
Re: Moisture in the cabin

Some possible solutions.

Keep a hatch open a crack especially in cabins in which you sleep.
Use a dehumidifier.
Use a product like Dry Mesh under the mattresses and cushions.

If you are going to breathe, you will get condensation.
04-10-2012 11:54 AM
Moisture in the cabin

I plan to live aboard my boat this season and perhaps, if it works out, try it year round. I lived aboard for two months last Fall in New England and noticed that in the cold weather the cabin would be very wet with dew in the morning, especially as the weather got cooler. The condensation was problematic and wonder what measures could be done to minimize the condensation and maximize my comfort. Thanks in advance for your help. Bump

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome