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Old 08-18-2016, 11:31 PM
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Running fans while under cover

Does anyone run a fan in the boat while they keep their boat stored with the cover on? I am having issues with the humidity during the day keeping the inside of the boat and engine compartment damp. My idea was putting a few fans in there to circulate air while the cover is on.

What do you all think?
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:47 PM
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Does your cover have any vent holes in it? Can the moisture get out?
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:36 AM
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I had issues with mildew on boat interior because I would often use the boat right up until putting the cover on on Sunday. This West Marine dehumidifier (fan with small heating element) has solved the problem for me. Raises the temp a fraction of a degree above ambient which stops the condensation and resulting mildew.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-m...18?recordNum=2
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:33 AM
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I have a small box fan on a timer, runs 2 hours a day and keeps everything dry and mold free.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:43 AM
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Could you use something like below, i have a co worker who uses this as a dehumidifer and says it works. I was going to try it for storage this fall.

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:01 AM
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Could you use something like below, i have a co worker who uses this as a dehumidifer and says it works. I was going to try it for storage this fall.

http://www.drizair.com
Nothing wrong with the desiccant dehumidifiers but for use during the season I don't want to continually be replacing desiccant.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:16 AM
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I've used a fan for probably 10 years now. I almost always put my boat away with wet interior and carpet. I use a plain ole box fan on low and it does great. I leave the fan running 24/7.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:41 AM
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I leave a small squirrel cage fan running in the Deon of the boat both on the lift or in dry storage. I plug it into a small breaker and usually lift seats and hatches. Keeps air flowing drys boat out and you never have any mold/mildew issues. Small cheap box fans work also. Works great with the cover on.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:01 AM
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I leave a oscillating fan on the carpet floor 24/7.

Works great under cover

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Old 08-19-2016, 09:36 AM
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Running fans while under cover

I use two of the squirrel cage fans under my cover which has vents on the tent poles. I have a timer that I turn them on for 2 hours in the morning and another few hours in the heat of the day. Works perfect to keep the moisture out of the boat. I Crack as many compartments as I can and the engine compartment as well.


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