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Old 05-07-2020, 19:12   #1
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So we are out cruising in the Northeast US right now and one of the things we are trying to control on board is humidity we are finding that everything is getting very wet at night when the fog rolls in. We are pretty constrained on power and anchoring out, are there any solutions that we donít know about to dealing with everything being constantly wet at night.
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Re: Humidity

Unless you get a genset and AC, you learn to live with it, unfortunately.
Tarps/awnings/biminis will help with Ďfalling dampsí, but you are ventilating humid air, no real way around it without shutting everything up and cooking to death.

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Ventilation is the only help and itís not much of one.

Iím cruising Maine right now and havenít seen the sun for days. A wet most rolls in all night long. Cabin humidity between 90-100% all the time.

Just keep the air moving in the boat. Fresh air in. And pray it changes to more summer like weather soon.

A dehumidifier is the other option but youíll need to run a generator.
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If you are closed up in your boat due to cold, foggy, nights (hard to imagine in July, but...) a long term solution will be a diesel fired heater of some sort. Heating the interior with something that uses interior air and ideally exhausts to the outside will reduce humidity in the boat. (Propane heaters, and even running a stove ,does little since the products of combustion, which contain the moisture, remains inside the boat).

However, if it is not cold enough for a heater, then plenty of air flow may help the problem.
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Fill your pillow with desiccant?
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