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  1. Can you run a dehumidifier too much?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I run a Frigidaire Dehumidifier FAD704TDP on our 1984, 50' cutter sloop. The inside is all wood. We're out in Southern California (Long Beach) so winters are mild. I let it run continuously. Other than the bilge, it keeps everything dry, fresh and mildew free. I've been noticing wood...
  2. Hypervent or Equivalent? - seeking condensation solution for under berths

    Living Aboard
    Hey All! I've been researching solutions for the dampness that forms under our sleeping berths. I have read great reviews about HyperVent, but wonder if there any other materials that you may recommend?...perhaps something a bit cheaper? (HyperVent website says $12/sq. ft.) I'm all for DIY...
  3. Mildew on the cabin overhead

    Mostly done cleaning the interior of our Helms 25. Had some unrelated issues that pulled us away from our rebuilding for awhile, but now getting geared up for some serious work. Cabin roof inside is textured enough that a cleaning cloth doesn't do a good job. Quite a lot of mildew there...
  4. New Northeast Liveboard - First Condensation/Mildew Battle

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi everybody, My wife, dog, and I are new to this live aboard thing...and we really love it. As the temperature has dropped, we obviously are running into increased condensation and resulting mildew. I have been scouring the "information super highway" about condensation fixes. We live in NH...