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coultereng 02-28-2012 09:14 PM

Raining in the V Berth
We spent the night on the boat this weekend and the temperatures dropped down to the low 30's. The boat is insulated pretty good. However, the hatch over the V-birth developed a lot of condensation and dripped on our heads all night long. Is there anything you can do to eliminate or reduce this problem?

Faster 02-28-2012 09:56 PM

Good for you for using the boat off season.. For the occasional cool night like that you could use a hatch tent or throw a sailbag over the hatch.. If you have a hatch tent you could leave the hatch cracked too, improving ventilation.

You two are the major source of moisture in a closed up V berth on a cold night. Not breathing doesn't seem like a good option ;) so preventing the hatch lens and frame from getting chilled will help, as will not closing the forward compartment up tight.

SlowButSteady 02-29-2012 12:39 AM

Three words: ventilation, ventilation, ventilation.

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