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Old 19-04-2019, 06:31   #1
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Dehumidifier in cabin to dry the hull from inside?

All is in the title..... would that work?
I plan to run a portable room dehumidifier in the closed cabin..... The idea is to draw all moisture in the bucket and hopefully the moisture inside the hull laminate.
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Re: Dehumidifier in cabin to dry the hull from inside?

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All is in the title..... would that work?
I plan to run a portable room dehumidifier in the closed cabin..... The idea is to draw all moisture in the bucket and hopefully the moisture inside the hull laminate.
This may be crazy. Don't hesitate to say so!
Thanks for your comment

Been doing just that for years. Attach a hose and lead it into the sink drain. I find it most useful when the water is cold but the air is warm, in the early spring. Even with good ventilation, I can get condensation because the hull is cold, below the dew point.



Good ventilation works for most boats, and ALL boats that are out of the water (no cold water).
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Re: Dehumidifier in cabin to dry the hull from inside?

No. That won't work unless of course you open up the hull laminate and expose the moist core to the inside of the boat.

If you do open up the laminate, just get new core and install it. Easier than drying it out.
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