Author Topic: Dehumidifier  (Read 1023 times)


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« on: March 30, 2016, 02:04:31 PM »
After completing the Halifax to Horta portion of my Atlantic crossing, I spent the winter in the Azores. Winter in the Azores is cold and damp. I, like all CSY owners, have to deal with the disadvantages of an unlined boat -- mainly condensation. In the 5 years before the Azores it was a nuisance. In the Azores, it was intolerable. It would literally rain inside the boat from condensation. Not to mention mold everywhere.

I decided to install a dehumidifier. It was one of the easiest projects I have done. A little plumbing to drain the water into the bilge and a strap to secure it while sailing. The benefits were enormous. A pleasant dry comfortable boat with no mold to clean.

Since leaving the Azores, I have not used the dehumidifier as much. But, it is always there ready to turn on whenever it is cold and damp. It was well worth the minimal investment of time and money.