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Old 24 March 2006, 14:45   #221
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i was thinking of getting one of those bar heaters for inside the console to keep condensation at zero. and keep everything nice and dry and slightly warmed


i will wait and see if the anchor locker gathers water before i start drilling holes everywhere

also i was thinking of putting breathers for the console but mounting them on the flat cosole surface underneath where it juts out....that should work i think

does anyone know if the console must be ventelated, it has batteries, fuel tank under floor and electrics in that area?
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Where you have got batteries in there it should really be vented!!

I should put a chimney on the console and have a woodburner in there
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Putting a heater in an unvented console will make condensation worse.

You will heat the air raising its due point and allowing it to absorb more moisture then when the warm moist air hits the cold face of your gauges you will get condensation.
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Old 24 March 2006, 17:23   #223
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Putting a heater in an unvented console will make condensation worse.

You will heat the air raising its due point and allowing it to absorb more moisture then when the warm moist air hits the cold face of your gauges you will get condensation.
hence the vents!

probably better to have a warm vented console than a sauna...
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Old 24 March 2006, 19:41   #224
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...If you are worried then leave the console hatch open when you store her on the trailer....
I did that once, only once cos a mouse set up home in there. It chewed up me almanac to make a furry den but it also peed everywhere else. Keep the hatch shut.

For a consol drain, drill a hole right at the bottom edge (and seal the edges ) and use one of the rubber bungs which have a lever to expand the rubber. Put it in from the inside so it's not unsightly. It needs to be towards the back of the boat because the deck invariably leans backward. Wait until the boat has been floated because I bet it lists slightly to one side. For an anchor locker drain, just make a 10 hole and leave it open. As others have said, a fair amount of water is retained in the anchor warp and it gradually drains out. If there is no drain it can become smelly and fishy in there.
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If there is no drain it can become smelly and fishy in there.
No wonder boats are called "SHE"!!!
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hence the vents!

probably better to have a warm vented console than a sauna...
Typically the boats I have seen with consoles are all vented, If you get water in a console and it heats up it will turn to vapor, a vent gives it a place to go, out! Put your vent in a spot where water has the least likely chance to enter, it will be better for any electronics you have installed.
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Old 25 March 2006, 18:22   #228
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No wonder boats are called "SHE"!!!


i was going to say mine will be male but in thinking about that the box may smell of fish after a good day out so maybe not!!!!
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Re:inaugural launch

Boat looks ready as ready can be Hugh, when is the big day? March is nearly over....
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Great looking Boat!!

Two questions....

(1) How soon before you can launch?

(2) Any idea on the total build cost?

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