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Old 05-01-2015, 11:06   #1
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Condensation Problems.

Hi everyone,

My first post so bear with me please.

Just a question to seasoned sailors about what condensation problems
you find on board your vessels and what solutions / products you use to combat them.

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Old 05-01-2015, 11:09   #2
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Re: condensation problems.

Where do you moor? Do you live aboard? Type of heat?
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Re: Condensation Problems.

Just looking to buy my first cruiser which I will use at weekends and on vacation on freshwater.

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Old 05-01-2015, 11:50   #4
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Re: Condensation Problems.

The key to low cost condensation prevention is air flow.

A fan and an open port light is important to remove moisture from the head while showering.

For the rest of the boat, all you need is a cracked hatch or two with the heat on. Moist air will naturally escape out the hatch.
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Re: Condensation Problems.

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
Can condensation affect the boat electrics ?

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Re: Condensation Problems.

Where will you be sailing, is your hull cored, and how big is the boat? Climate, volume and crew # all have an impact on what you might need.
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Re: Condensation Problems.

The reason I asked where you were was because there are different schemes. But as mentioned above air flow is important. In chilly damp environs, I like these "mold zappers"; they only draw about as much electricity as a 100-150 watt bulb, keep things fairly dry and keep things from freezing.
Up here in the PNW they work well. You can use a 100 watt bulb or two but they burn out etc...
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Re: Condensation Problems.

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, David.

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Re: Condensation Problems.

If you're living on board at anchor, air flow is the key. If you're somewhere cold and at a dock, the dehumidifier machines are great but they use a lot of power (they will also provide some heat though). If you're just shutting it up and living on land, these things work well:

http://www.amazon.com/DampRid-FG01K-...J9MW4W3XMEWT5R
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