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Old 21-09-2014, 18:43   #1
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Electric Dehumidifier

Has anyone had any luck with the dehumidifier West Marine?

Is this thing a fire hazard when unsupervised?

Is it worth $80?
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Old 21-09-2014, 19:14   #2
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Re: Electric Dehumidifier

for the dough, go buy an lg 5000 btu air conditioner.. they close to 80 usd....
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Doubt you will see good efficiency.Questions to ask -how much power it uses,at what temp does it cease function.If liveaboard I suggest good efficient heating best.


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Thank you. As it stands, I have a space heater. That's all my late father used when he had her.


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Thank you. As it stands, I have a space heater. That's all my late father used when he had her.
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These tiny dehumidifiers are about the same price and actually remove water.
Chandlery: October 2014 - Practical Sailor Article
Perfect Home, $49.

Just add a small drain hose and stuff it down the sink drain.
For safety, I always keep the dehumidifier on the stop top.

The West Marine unit is basically a simple heater and is, IMHO, a total waste.
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Old 21-09-2014, 21:04   #6
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This is great thinwater, Ty


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Re: Electric Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier works better at the job than an air conditioner. Do be aware that about a year ago, nearly all dehumidifiers were recalled. So get a new one. We have a Soleus, but most brands are made in the same factory.


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Yep we have a domestic DeLonghi & saw the recall, checked the serial #, but ours was more recent so OK. Have to say that it works a treat & we haven't had any mould in the boat since we started using it 18 months ago. We live in the tropics of Australia in one of the wettest places in Oz. Where you can normally watch everything go green in the wet season.


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If west Marine sell it for 80 dollars it must be worth 40 bucks ! I would look around...
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Stnick- isn't that the truth


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