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Old 25 October 2010, 06:52   #1
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Heater for winter?

so, winter approaches, and i will be using the rib all winter.
i wondered if putting a small closet syle heater in the bottom of the boat lockers would help to keep her dry over the winter?
they use so little electricity, amd should dry her out nicely.
i cover her up, but condensation seems to form on all the electronics etc etc


unless there is a better way?

what do you think?

or is it too dangerous?
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Old 25 October 2010, 07:32   #2
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I use a 'greenhouse' tubular heater and thermostat which I put in my console - it seems to work to good effect and does minimise condensation and mildew I used to get inside.
... like you - use it most months is the best way
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Old 25 October 2010, 16:51   #3
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anyone else do this?
sounds good to me
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where is the fuel?

is this being stored outside on inside?
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on my boat, internal built in plastic fuel tank
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I use a 'greenhouse' tubular heater and thermostat which I put in my console - it seems to work to good effect and does minimise condensation and mildew I used to get inside.
... like you - use it most months is the best way
The sealed electrical type not paraffin
Boat stored outside
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Ventilation is a better option than warmth,
as itís the warm air on cold surfaces that causes the condensation in the first place
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