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Old 11-14-2013, 09:49 AM
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OK, but a cover should be vented for long-term storage.
The covers are vented, but sometimes that isn't enough.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:31 PM
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So it is basically a small heater and fan. It would cost about $8 per month to run.

Most find a bucket of Damp Rid works to remove extra humidity over the winter.

I use a 9" fan on low which creates enough air movement to avoid humidity problems. It uses 20watts and cost $20
I usually leave it on during the week in the summer since it gets wetter with regular use between the weekend and once during the week usually.
In the winter, I put it on a timer so it only runs about 6 hrs per day.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:03 PM
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I just put a short piece of 2X4 under the front of the motor box and let nature run its course. No problems ever and it's free. Air flow is all you really are looking for.
Easiest method by far. The previous owner of the '88 PS190 we bought in '12 did that same thing religiously. We did the same thing on our 209 once we got it from the prev. owner (who kept it outside on a lift all buttoned up). The hoses were covered in a "whitish grey film". Air circulation is a big thing. We travel with the engine cover unlatched and held down off the floor 6" or so by a length of line tied to the BF boom mount on the ski pylon. It gets plenty of airflow, it blew the LTR decal off the top of the engine, I found it when I winterized this fall.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:25 AM
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How does blocking the engine cover up improve airflow on a boat in storage with a weatherproof cover?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:10 AM
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How does blocking the engine cover up improve airflow on a boat in storage with a weatherproof cover?
seems to me that it doesn't at all.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 AM
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How does blocking the engine cover up improve airflow on a boat in storage with a weatherproof cover?
'Weatherproof' and non-breathing are two different things. If it breathes, the engine cover should be raised.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:18 AM
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'Weatherproof' and non-breathing are two different things. If it breathes, the engine cover should be raised.
Does that really make a big difference? And for those of us with V drives, you can't prop open the engine cover without having the lockers on either side open. So this air dryer serves a good purpose.
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