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Tips against moisture on board: How boats get through the winter dry


Use of dehumidifiers for the interior and in boat halls.

When the cooler season arrives, it’s time to winterize boats. Moisture causes musty upholstery, threatens metal and wood and damages the electronics on board.

How can such damage be avoided? What helps so that sailing ships, motor boats and yachts get through the cold and wet months dry? And what should boat owners consider when choosing the right dehumidifier? Here are a few tips for protecting against moisture on board.

Tip 1: Do not overwinter sensitive objects in the boat

Textile fibers attract moisture particularly easily. If boats hibernate outside, it is a good idea to remove upholstery, sails and other textiles from the boat and store them in halls or basements that are kept dry with a dehumidifier. This can prevent mold and musty smells.

Tip 2: ventilate even in winter

Regardless of whether a boat is wintering indoors or outdoors: it should be ventilated regularly. In winter, frosty days are recommended, especially in the morning, as the humidity outside is lower than inside and ventilation is most effective.

However, it is often not possible to ventilate regularly intermittently. And since a lot of heating energy is lost during the cold season due to intensive ventilation in halls, the use of a dehumidifier is useful because it only consumes a fraction of the energy compared to ventilation and heating.

Tip 3: keep warehouses dry

In boat halls, a constant climate should be ensured in winter. Long-lasting and powerful dehumidifying devices such as the DSR 20 are suitable for halls and storage rooms. They are intended for permanent use and ensure pleasantly dry room air.

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Tip 4: use dryers with condensate pumps

Dehumidifiers should work even in winter storage without the presence of the boat owner. Devices with condensate pumps do not have to be emptied by hand, but transport the collected water to the outside by the integrated pump by themselves. There are external condensate pumps for all other dehumidifiers.

Tip 5: Provide a dehumidifier for year-round operation

Humidifiers are also useful helpers on board. They ensure a pleasant climate in the cabin all year round and protect boats from moisture damage. Small and quiet devices like the Meaco DD8L can be placed inconspicuously on board and are therefore ideal for year-round dehumidification. The DD8L can extract up to eight liters of moisture per day from the air.

Tip 6: dehumidifiers for every type of boat and every budget

Dehumidifiers are not only suitable for high-priced boats. Smaller motor or sailing boats should also be equipped with professional equipment to get through the winter dry. The DD8L dehumidifier, for example, is already available for 199 euros.

Here I have a few examples of good dehumidifiers for you that I can really recommend. It is really worth installing such a dehumidifier inside the boat, not just in winter. For example, when it rains a lot, moisture can penetrate the interior and damage the interior of the ship over time. It is really cheaper to buy a dehumidifier for your boat than if you have to replace the upholstery or wood in the interior. (Click on the image to get more details)

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  • 1,500 SQ FT DEHUMIDIFIER – Our dehumidifier removes up to 22 pints (30 pint 2012 DOE standard) of moisture from the air per day. This moisture-removing, Energy Star certified beast is fit for medium to large rooms, to quickly and effectively absorb moisture without racking up your energy bill.
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  • SUPER EASY TO USE – Dehumidifiers don’t need to be complicated, so ours isn’t. Adjust to your ideal moisture setting, then let it run its continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, at which point it will automatically shut-off. Don’t got time for that? There’s also a drain hose outlet for continuous draining. The hose is not included; We recommend a ⅝ ”diameter garden hose with an internal threaded end, and optionally Teflon tape for extra security
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  • High-Efficiency Dehumify : ALROCKET portable dehumidifier with 35oz (1000ml) capacity tank extracts up to 16oz (450ml) of water daily in a humid environment of 86 ° F and 80% RH. ALROCKET dehumidifier helps you improve air quality and create a comfortable and clean living environment for you.
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  • Portable and Compact: One-touch switch design helps you easily operate the unit. The size (5.7 x 5.7 x 8.9 inches) and lightweight (2.87lb). Ideal for rooms up to 2100 Cubic Feet (260 sq ft). You can easy to move it into bedrooms, bathrooms, and offices.

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  • 【Large Dehumidifier with Powerful & Durable Compressor】 Vacplus improves dehumidifying efficiency by 25% – removing up to 50 pints (under 90% RH @ 86 ° F condition) moisture per day, which helps to prevent the peeling of wallpaper & your furniture away from odors. The dehumidifying efficiency is affected by the air flow, the smaller space means more obvious effect. PS. The amount of dehumidification may change with temperatures & humidity environment.
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