[C320-list] Dehumidifier

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Jerry's Iphone

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May 14, 2022, 12:21:54 PMMay 14
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It’s awful damp on the Chesapeake these days. Any recommendations for a dehumidifier I could leave on while away from the boat for extended periods? JellyRoll is a 2002.
I always appreciate the help from forum. Thanks in advance.

Jerry
JellyRoll 890

Diane Fowler

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May 14, 2022, 12:27:27 PMMay 14
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I just bought 1 at Home Depot and it drains in sink.

Works great. Windy City in humid FL all summer.

I also hang a plastic box fan to blow into V berth.

Best wishes!

Captain Diane Fowler, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

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> On May 14, 2022, at 12:21 PM, Jerry's Iphone <jelly...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> It’s awful damp on the Chesapeake these days. Any recommendations for a dehumidifier I could leave on while away from the boat for extended periods? JellyRoll is a 2002.

RONALD HODEL

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May 14, 2022, 12:42:41 PMMay 14
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Jerry,

I have a Frigidaire 30 pint dehumidifier that I run all the time. (I am plugged into a dock.) If we are gone for an extended period of time we put the dehumidifier on the galley counter and run a hose down the sink drain to get rid of the water that is taken from the air. I usually go to the boat every day and so normally I just keep it running while sitting on the floor and empty the holding tank on the dehumidifier on a daily basis. (It’s a great excuse for telling my bride, I’ve got to go to the boat - truthfully she expects it - she likes the boat as much as I do.) I also have 2 110 volt fans plugged in, one in the v-berth and one in the aft cabin to keep air circulating. The beauty of doing this is that the boat does NOT smell like a boat when we go down. It’s fresh as a daisy. No mold. No mildew. I highly suggest a dehumidifier.

Ron Hodel
1070 Lokomaikai

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> On May 14, 2022, at 9:21 AM, Jerry's Iphone <jelly...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> It’s awful damp on the Chesapeake these days. Any recommendations for a dehumidifier I could leave on while away from the boat for extended periods? JellyRoll is a 2002.

Greg Flanagan

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May 14, 2022, 12:53:11 PMMay 14
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Hi Jerry,

I bought this dehumidifier from Amazon.ca:
yaufey 1750 Sq. Ft Dehumidifiers for Home and Basements, with Continuous or Manual Drainage,Intelligent Control last fall. It is a reasonable size with the refrigerant technology and had a drain hose outlet. I put the hose on (bought separately) and fed this to the bilge. My bilge pump kept the water pumped out all winter. It worked great. I also bought a small temperature and humidity gauge and mounted this on my dashboard (stereo, and assorted gauges board) I set the humidity on the dehumidifier to 45% and it maintained this level (to or minus 5%). Without it the humidity was ~ 70-75%. The added benefit is that it raised the room temperature a couple of degrees C and the fan moved air around.

Greg
Hoop Dancer #1076
Sidney, BC

> On May 14, 2022, at 9:21 AM, Jerry's Iphone <jelly...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It’s awful damp on the Chesapeake these days. Any recommendations for a dehumidifier I could leave on while away from the boat for extended periods? JellyRoll is a 2002.

Greg Arnold

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May 14, 2022, 1:09:45 PMMay 14
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It appears that the Frigidaire 30 pint compressor dehumidifier has been
discontinued.
At the dock, I set the unit on the galley counter next to the sink. It
is important to get one that has a tube that drains into the sink, as
otherwise the dehumidifier will turn off when its tank gets full.
The problem with dehumidifiers is that they are pretty big, so you may
have to look to find one that is small enough to easily store when you
are out sailing. Mine will fit in the galley sink, but the jury is
still out on whether storage there will work at larger angles of heel.
If the unit comes flying out of the sink, it is definitely going to do
some damage. Alternatively, you may be able to securely store the unit
in the hanging locker in the aft cabin. Or just put the unit in your
dockbox when sailing, since you won't be using it then anyway.
For what it is worth, I purchased a Ivation 14.7 pint compressor
dehumidifier through Amazon. $190.
Greg Arnold
La Mer
Santa Barbara, CA
2005 Cat 320 #1054

On 5/14/2022 9:42 AM, RONALD HODEL wrote:

Jerry,

I have a Frigidaire 30 pint dehumidifier that I run all the time. (I am plugged
into a dock.) If we are gone for an extended period of time we put the dehumidif
ier on the galley counter and run a hose down the sink drain to get rid of the w
ater that is taken from the air. I usually go to the boat every day and so norma
lly I just keep it running while sitting on the floor and empty the holding tank
on the dehumidifier on a daily basis. (It’s a great excuse for telling my bride
, I’ve got to go to the boat - truthfully she expects it - she likes the boat as
much as I do.) I also have 2 110 volt fans plugged in, one in the v-berth and o
ne in the aft cabin to keep air circulating. The beauty of doing this is that th
e boat does NOT smell like a boat when we go down. It’s fresh as a daisy. No mol
d. No mildew. I highly suggest a dehumidifier.

Ron Hodel
1070 Lokomaikai

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On May 14, 2022, at 9:21 AM, Jerry's Iphone [1]<jelly...@gmail.com> wrote:

It’s awful damp on the Chesapeake these days. Any recommendations for a dehumid
ifier I could leave on while away from the boat for extended periods? JellyRoll
is a 2002.
I always appreciate the help from forum. Thanks in advance.

Jerry
JellyRoll 890

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Jerry's Iphone

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May 15, 2022, 1:01:51 PMMay 15
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Thanks for the responses all. Very good suggestions. Turns out that part of my dampness problem was a leaking siphon valve sending water down behind the wall of the aft berth. 😕

Jerry
JellyRoll 890

> On May 14, 2022, at 12:53 PM, Greg Flanagan <greg.f...@shaw.ca> wrote:
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> Hi Jerry,

Jack Brennan

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May 16, 2022, 9:55:28 AMMay 16
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I have a dehumidifier on my Webasto AC. Anyone have any idea how much it costs tp run this 24/7 on the dock?

Jack Brennan
Sonas, 1998 Catalina 320
Tierra Verde, Fl.



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