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Keeping the boat interior dry over winter - preventing mould

by MartynG » 27 Oct 2018, 12:37

I have been using a Meaco dehumidifier over the last couple of winters . It does good job, in part time use ,keeping the boat interior dry enough to prevent mould.
Just thought a I would mention it in case others are looking for a suitable dehumidifier (this is not a sales pitch just satisfied customer)
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by ChrisH » 27 Oct 2018, 21:26

MartynG wrote:I have been using a Meaco dehumidifier over the last couple of winters . It does good job, in part time use ,keeping the boat interior dry enough to prevent mould.
Just thought a I would mention it in case others are looking for a suitable dehumidifier (this is not a sales pitch just satisfied customer)
https://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/sear ... eco%20dd8l
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by shibbs » 27 Oct 2018, 23:20

Me too!!
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by MartynG » 28 Oct 2018, 10:58

No shore power ? How uncivilised :D

I used to use moisture traps in my previous (25ft)boat . However they don't seem to cope with my present boat which is 33ft and we occupy it much more in the winter. Even so if we had no shore power I would be using moisture traps.
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by betty boop » 28 Oct 2018, 16:51

power near by but a nagging voice is overwhelming me not to use it. having just opened the covers to take out the bedding etc. shes in a terrible state already - condensation has taken hold really quickly. lots of mould and damp inside and out. going to be a long winter :-(
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by ian h » 28 Oct 2018, 21:22

Heaters went in the boat yesterday,

They are set to come on when temp drops below 6 C . has worked in the past keeping the boat dry and mould free.
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by MartynG » 30 Oct 2018, 08:01

betty boop wrote:power near by but a nagging voice is overwhelming me not to use it. having just opened the covers to take out the bedding etc. shes in a terrible state already - condensation has taken hold really quickly. :-(



If not heating I suggest ventilation.
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by betty boop » 01 Nov 2018, 10:54

just ordered a small tube heater to keep the engine warm over winter - but it just occurred to me about petrol fumes etc. is putting the heater in the bilge a good idea? wouldnt be to bad but as I sit here in the lounge the bilge is about 2.5m from my right shoulder, going up in smoke could be a bit of a problem :o
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by ColinR » 01 Nov 2018, 15:24

If you mean greenhouse type tube heater then you should be fine.
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by MartynG » 01 Nov 2018, 20:33

Setting a petrol engined boat on fire to keep warm is not a good plan! :D
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