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sand2snow22
01-03-2007, 10:42 PM
I'm in the NW and the boat is in an unheated, but insulated detached garage. I have a 05 X2 and I noticed some condensation on the ski pylon tonight. I wiped it off with a towel and noticed more in the engine compartment, so I cracked the engine compartment so it can breath. I didn't notice any condensation last year. Should I keep the engine compartment open to rid of any condensation. Thanks in advance....

sand2snow22
01-03-2007, 10:47 PM
Uh, huh. Just found this on Eastie's winterization checklist.....

"Prop the motor box up at least four inches. This keeps condensation from collecting in there, which can mess up the starter and other things that rust"

Does the silicone spray help as well?

SKI*MC
01-03-2007, 10:50 PM
it should, it prevents rust...

Leroy
01-04-2007, 12:13 AM
Do you have a cover on? If so, do you need it?

sand2snow22
01-04-2007, 01:55 AM
The cover is not on. I didn't have it on all last winter and it stayed surprisingly spotless....Rodent poison in the garage...Bilge is dry...And the floor of the engine compartment looks dry.

I just dried out the water under my front ballast sack. The front connection was a little loose and may have been leaking. Water always seems to get in there. Anyone else have that problem?

I think that's enough dry for one night. How about warm and wet?

Workin' 4 Toys
01-04-2007, 09:00 AM
WD40...........= "W"ater "D"isplacement 40

Is there a reason for extra humidity being "added" to the space..For example exhaust of some sort, ie..bathroom, kitchen, dryer, furnace, water heater???

TMCNo1
01-04-2007, 09:38 AM
Sorry double post trying to edit.

92 190 PS
01-04-2007, 09:47 AM
I always keep at least one of these in my boat at all times when stored. Seem to work great..

http://www.damprid.dsiwebbuilder.com/index.asp?cat=56350

Sodar
01-04-2007, 09:54 AM
Another vote for Damp Rid or similar moisture obsorbing devices. I swear, I should buy stock in these things for how many we use around our boat...

JimN
01-04-2007, 10:02 AM
The motor box should be propped open for air circulation in just about all areas of the country. Condensation can happen even in the driest places.

sand2snow22
01-04-2007, 11:28 AM
WD40...........= "W"ater "D"isplacement 40

Is there a reason for extra humidity being "added" to the space..For example exhaust of some sort, ie..bathroom, kitchen, dryer, furnace, water heater???

Not that I know of, the garage isn't attached to the house.....