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Old 11 March 2007, 17:41   #1
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Moisture in electrics

Went out today first blast of the new year ,first time in fact since September
My vhf seems not to be working (had handheld as back up) and the Radio/ cd player keeps switching it self on and off . The rib has been stored a while it always has its full cover on but it is still outside. I do take the cover off periodically ,and there always seems to be a bit of condensation present is this something that will rectifiy itself as the weather warms up or something more sinister ,all equipment was functioning when it was put to bed in September ,the chartplotter and fishfinder are working ok .I am rather hoping its just a bit of damp,has anyone else experienced similar.
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Hi, I guess all outside stored boats suffer with a little moisture from time to time. All I can recommend is to open all the hatches whilst undercover, seems to help when I had my RIB.

Did you put into practice what we learnt in Febuary?

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Hi Andy, yes I was reminded today the same thing that I was reminded of in Feb it still needs to warm up a bit before I go out again.Joking apart that was a useful couple of days I,m sure you will agree and I am more confident for doing it.Have you sorted a rib out yet .
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She finally went a couple of weekends ago, very sad I was. But am looking forward to the new challenge of srimping a saving and building a quality RIB with as little budget as possible. I've already aquired lots of bits and pieces. Just need to select the hull, trailer and outboard.

Let me know if you want some additional crew sometime, I would be only too happy to help

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... All I can recommend is to open all the hatches whilst undercover...
And then it's a nice place for a mouse to chew up yer almanac to make bedding for its nest.... Oh yeh, they chew up yer ropes too to make a nice cosy bed for a cold winter's night.
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And then it's a nice place for a mouse to chew up yer almanac to make bedding for its nest.... Oh yeh, they chew up yer ropes too to make a nice cosy bed for a cold winter's night.

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