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Dehumidifier for boat storage?

gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
Anyone have a recommendation for a dehumidifier? I store my boat in a shop building with a cover over it to keep the dust off. Its never drying out causing mildew and some corrosion on the bolts etc on the engine. I have 120 volts in the building so I don't need a 12v dc, saw some of those online.


  • boarditupboarditup Posts: 585 Crazy Baller
    I've run a dehumidifier under the trap for a while to get everything dried out. Most have a hose hookup that you can run through the under motor drain plug. If the building has high humidity, you may need some force ventilation to keep condensation at bay when the temperature varies.
    Karl DeLooff - Powered by the wind
  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 381 Crazy Baller
    I agree with @Mark_Matis. Hook up a heater and dry it out.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    Heater might work in for a few months out of the year here in Texas. Most months its too hot already inside the boat. I actually cooked the interior in one of my old boats had to replace it all.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,793 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Dehumidifier under the cover will generate heat. Have you tried just putting a carpet fan in the boat? Although nothing is going to help if the cover is touching wet vinyl.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    I found a Eva Dry dehumidifier on $44 free shipping. I'm going to try it but @oldjeep you might be right just a fan might be all I need.
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