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Faded & X9-Rated
11-20-2006, 12:07 PM
Alright, I'm going to be putting the boat up probable in early December, but unfortunately I have no choice but to leave it outdoors. I have a Direct Drive (X9)

What's the best way of keeping moisture out after I put the cover on the boat? And should I prop the engine hatch up a little to promote airflow in the engine compartment?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

erkoehler
11-20-2006, 12:26 PM
I would definetly prop the engine cover open w/ a 2x4 and also drop in some of those moisture packets that suck up all the water out of the air.

Also, make sure that you lift up all your cushions, or store them inside to FULLY dry out. You'd be surprised at how much water can end up in the cushions over the time period of one summer.

bigmac
11-20-2006, 12:51 PM
Alright, I'm going to be putting the boat up probable in early December, but unfortunately I have no choice but to leave it outdoors. I have a Direct Drive (X9)

What's the best way of keeping moisture out after I put the cover on the boat? And should I prop the engine hatch up a little to promote airflow in the engine compartment?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!Turbo Dryer or Heat Wave, or whatever they're calling it these days. It has a heating element and a fan. It works great. I keep it under the cover in the middle of the boat's interior - runs all winter along with the battery maintainer til I pull the thing out of the pole barn in the spring.

This thing (http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/245832/0/0/turbo%20dryer/All_2/mode+matchallpartial/0/0):
http://images.westmarine.com/full/7867518.jpg

or this thing (http://overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=71503&fcat=):
http://overtons.com/graphics/products/large/71503L.jpg

prostar205
11-20-2006, 01:00 PM
I would second the dehumidifier/heaters. I have two of them in my boat and it is kept on its boat lift all winter. Luckily, my slip is covered. Also, removed as much interior as possible and store it inside the house in a spare bedroom. Unless your garage is insulated and heated, storing the cushions in the garage, you will still get mold buildup.