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76S&S
09-25-2007, 09:35 AM
Have any of you used anything like this item from West. I stow my boat in a boathouse on the lift and it seems like it would help keep the moisture down.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/245832/377%20710/0/dehumidifier/Primary%20Search/mode%20matchallpartial/0/0?N=377%20710&Ne=0&Ntt=dehumidifier&Ntk=Primary%20Search&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Nao=0&Ns=0&keyword=dehumidifier&isLTokenURL=true&storeNum=5002&subdeptNum=12&classNum=380

Sodar
09-25-2007, 10:19 AM
We used something similar to this in the closets and engine room on our old boat. They work well, but I like the dehumidifiers that capture water, much better. I also like them better, because they have an automatic on/off for when the humidity reaches a certain point, rather than continuous operation. I use one in my room during winter, because our water table is sooo high, that the moisture penetrates through the floor and causes mold in my closet and under my bed...

rodltg2
09-25-2007, 10:27 AM
i use that same unit along with the engine block heater. it works great keeping the boat dry and warm during our really cold wninter months here in Nor Cal.

76S&S
09-25-2007, 11:52 AM
Rodltg2, where did you get the block heater? I can't find one on West's sight.

Sodar
09-25-2007, 12:03 PM
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/223560/377%20710/0/heater/Primary%20Search/mode%20matchallpartial/0/0?N=377%20710&Ne=0&Ntt=heater&Ntk=Primary%20Search&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Nao=0&Ns=0&keyword=heater&isLTokenURL=true&storeNum=5002&subdeptNum=12&classNum=743

76S&S
09-25-2007, 12:09 PM
Thanks, Sodar

Muttley
09-25-2007, 12:19 PM
I use one of the ones that use the crystals. I think it's a Drizit. Then I hang a 60w trouble light in the boat. That seems to be enough.

That little unit looks like it would work pretty good, tho'.

prostar205
09-25-2007, 05:19 PM
I use 2 of the Air Dryr versions. They draw cold, moist air in the bottom and blow hot, dry air out the tops. They work great. They are on all the time 24/7 from Oct thru April. I also keep my boat on a lift in a boat house.

Lennyp04
09-25-2007, 10:21 PM
If you want a really cheap fix...damp rid...works for me!

rodltg2
09-26-2007, 01:29 PM
the dry crystals in the bwl work good, but it fill wiht water and you need to check and dump it often. the electrci unit works great, plus it puts out almost enough heat to not need need the engine block heater. however we had a cold spell last sinter that made me worry. had some pipes burst at our office.