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Old 18 August 2010, 03:39   #11
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vented in what way?

the cover is hardly a brilliant fit with air gaps here/there?? the cover is a full boat cover if i hadn't made that clear.

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On a warm day when you get to the boat lift a corner up and see if any warm humid air escapes, if it does you need more ventilation. The point is cure the cause not the effect, you will never have a totally dry boat unless it never goes in the water, if you have access to power a small light bulb will provide enough heat to keep it warmer and with some ventilation that will take the humid air away.

As Willk says clamshell vents in the cover will be a start!
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Old 18 August 2010, 04:14   #12
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On a warm day when you get to the boat
unfortunately he's in Scotland and our one warm day was yesterday so he'll have to wait till next year!

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if you have access to power a small light bulb will provide enough heat to keep it warmer and with some ventilation that will take the humid air away.
Just be aware that because a light bulb gets hot if anything gets close to it, for several hours/days at a tiime it may scortch - or worse if e.g. the cover touches it may go up in flames. If I was looking for an "electrical" solution I'd be tempted to get air "moving", and rather than warming it rig some sort of small fan (perhaps a computer casing fan on a solar panel).

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As Willk says clamshell vents in the cover will be a start!
and do you store it with the trunks down? (might be worth popping a bit of plumbing waste pipe in them to keep them open (as a route for fresh air in (with the vents at the top as the exit).
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Old 18 August 2010, 05:23   #13
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hot day!....lol........obviously not from round these parts.

the elephant trunk does sit down but it is all but collapsed so i could maybe use something to keep it open.

if i make an opening at the front and let air go from front to back i guess that will help.

it's difficult to tell if the above will work until i go out on it again as it will not do it unless turned on and in use for maybe 15 mins or so.

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