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Dampness in cabin while mooring boat...

PostPosted: July 5th, 2013, 8:25 am
by Captain
Guys,

Just started mooring my 232 Coastal and finding definitely measures have to be taken to combat dampness and moisture in the cabin.

Please offer input based on your experiences with cabin dampness on moorings...

So far I''m leaving my forward hatch in the "locked but cracked" 1/2" open gap.

I took my companion way doors and cut 2 - 3" round holes into and finished with two 4" x 5" SS horizontal vents on the outside of doors.
* My progress to date...interior seat cushions nice and dry as well as upper 3/4 volume of cabin space, and I haven't even put damp-ex pellets strategically throughout cabin yet.

Challenge...floor is cool and damp (water temp is in mid 60's and air is 70's at night, 80's during the day) This might be unavoidable trying to rectify a problem like this on such a small boat.

Thanks Coastal guys both big and small...