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Old 29-01-2014, 08:29   #1
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Best Dehumidifier for 38 ft Power Boat

Hey Guy's about some help--- Best Dehumidifier for a 38 ft Power Boat in San Diego Climate, I have a Westmarine Air Mover , the round thing.
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Old 29-01-2014, 09:20   #2
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Re: Best Dehumidifier for 38 ft Power Boat

Only ones I've used we bought either from Sears or Home depot or somewhere, sat it on the galley and let it drain into the sink, worked well for years though.
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mermaid marine DRY-PAL MARINE DEHUMIDIFIERS.
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The reverse cycle ACs usually have a dehumidifier mode... do you not have that, does it not work, or is it insufficient?

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Re: Best Dehumidifier for 38 ft Power Boat

We've used Soleus dehumidifiers with great results.

Please note: A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF DEHUMIDIFIERS SOLD IN THE LAST 10 YEARS HAVE BEEN RECALLED!!! 2.2 million of them. They start fires. We replaced our 5 year old Soleus with another one. Here's the recall: Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported | CPSC.gov
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Old 30-01-2014, 16:07   #6
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Home Depot room dehumidifier, or an air conditioner unit. I run a cheap $99 5000watt ac unit from Walmart I placed ontop my aft cabin hatch.... home made! I sleep well at night and all my cloths are dry!
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I have a Soleus dehumidifier and it works fine. It pulls about a gallon of water out of the air in 24 hours.
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I have a Soleus dehumidifier and it works fine. It pulls about a gallon of water out of the air in 24 hours.

I'm pretty sure that water is close to being distilled water,good for batteries. I think only thing keeping it from being pure distilled is possibly some dust etc on the evaporator.
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Never use dehumidifier water for anything; the water runs over cheap Chinese grade metals & weldings inside the system which may "enrich"it with all kind of heavy metals used during production. Some dehumidifier brands warn even about this in the manual.
While this is not healthy for any living thing, it may be deadly for any battery's! Most battery brands have very low tolerances on foreign particles in the battery water, particular for any heavy metal...



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Install a proper air conditioning unit,,,and live well.
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I'm pretty sure that water is close to being distilled water,good for batteries. I think only thing keeping it from being pure distilled is possibly some dust etc on the evaporator.
I did some testing of water from a variety of sources:

Source TDS____


Laboratory distilled water 0.5-1.5 ppm
Distilled water (4 sources) 1-6 ppm
Rain Water (reported 3-125 ppm) 6-12 ppm
RO water (from home tap, not seawater) 4 ppm


Dehumidifier water (2 home and 2 boats) 20-30 ppm
Air Conditioning Condensate (boat and house) 60-80 ppm
Dear Park Bottled Water 110 ppm
Tap water at my home 140 ppm
Tap water at the marina (Deale) 250 ppm
RO water from on-boat desalinization) 250-500 ppm
Seawater (varies) 34,000 ppm


(No, none of the dehumidifiers were Chinese--somehow I find such routine insinuations offensive, even if there is some truth. I've certainly seen some first class US crap, and we've certainly used enough lead. Either way, it isn't for drinking.)


Trogen and Exide say 100 ppm TDS max. in their top-off advice, though the German standard is 18 ppm. Unless you can test, distilled water seems like the rational choice.


As from drinking water, there is actual good science that suggests that distilled water ain't very good for you and that mineral water is better after all (from WHO and CDC).
Sail Delmarva: RO Water--What Are We Missing
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