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    Marine Dehumidifiers

    I would like to hear pros or cons on using powered dehumidifiers on a houseboat, especially in the hold. We keep Damp-Rid in our holds year round, but are headed into the time of year when condensation forms on the inside hull and dampness is inevitable. We are considering one or two of the Davis Air Dryr 1000 (see below) and would like to hear of experiences with this or other suggested options.

    https://www.amazon.com/Davis-Instrum...s%2C171&sr=8-5

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    Have a Mr. Cool Split mini that takes care of humidity now however we had a pipe bust 2 yrs ago before the Mr Cool and we were using a Dehumidifier from Wal-Mart to great effect. Sat the Dehumidifier in the utilities closet and ran the overflow into a standpipe. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by desimulacra View Post
    Have a Mr. Cool Split mini that takes care of humidity now however we had a pipe bust 2 yrs ago before the Mr Cool and we were using a Dehumidifier from Wal-Mart to great effect. Sat the Dehumidifier in the utilities closet and ran the overflow into a standpipe. .
    Ours 3 ton heat pump takes care of humidity in the summer. Our issue is in late winter and early spring when the water outside the hull is much colder than the inside of the boat causing condensation. Plus the boat is unoccupied much of that time and the heat pump runs very little.

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    The 50 pint dehumidifier we have worked great (14x58 aluminum) but we we had only a little water we needed gone. Be sure what ever size you get that you can attach a hose and drain the water, overboard preferably. We sat it on the kitchen counter and drained into the sink to test. I cannot think of any cons as long as it is on a stable surface and drains outside, except a little electricity usage.

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