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Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 1st, '18, 17:34

Where my boat is moored Huey dumped over 170 ml in one day last weekend. Some horizontal.
As the companionway washboards and frame badly need replacing and leak I was expecting lots of water sloshing about as she has no bilge so took down elect. pump and hose.
OMG I had inadvertently left a 25 litre bucket I use to put junk in when doing jobs on her right under the companionway where the water gets in.
Full bucket and only app. Two cups of water on floor. There a message there I am sure
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Sue H » Mar 1st, '18, 22:10

Oh well done Tezza.... ! So pleased that you thought to put the bucket in that exact spot! Now, can we tell you about "Damp Rid"???
Stay safe up there in all that rain and flooding.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Furstin » Mar 2nd, '18, 09:14

I used to get the same thing, but only when boat trim was to one side...

I'd also made up a cover that clipped to the coach roof and down to traveller covering the hatch, stopped any of that.

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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 2nd, '18, 09:49

Sue H wrote:Oh well done Tezza.... ! So pleased that you thought to put the bucket in that exact spot! Now, can we tell you about "Damp Rid"???
Stay safe up there in all that rain and flooding.
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Yes I always think ahead !
Never heard of Damp Rid but after reading up on it will get some today and give it a try.
Thanks.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 2nd, '18, 09:52

Furstin wrote:I used to get the same thing, but only when boat trim was to one side...

I'd also made up a cover that clipped to the coach roof and down to traveller covering the hatch, stopped any of that.

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That will work. Thanks
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Furstin » Mar 2nd, '18, 11:30

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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 2nd, '18, 12:25

Now that really does provide protection. Thanks
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Post by Furstin » Mar 3rd, '18, 08:22

Tezza wrote:Now that really does provide protection. Thanks
Saves the varnish too.... Plus we used it quite often at night without wash boards to provide cover with ventilation.

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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Sue H » Mar 3rd, '18, 10:23

Hi Tezza. We use "Damp Rid" on the boat when it is back on the trailer - in your case moored - just to keep the interior dry from humidity. We use two tubs which we stand in ice cream containers for stability and in case of a crack in the plastic container provided. This saves any of the caught moisture escaping...
Down here in Vic in winter we find that (the boat is covered so we don't quite have your rain ingress issue) two containers will last a couple of months before needing to be refreshed. In summer/sailing season because we have been down to the boat more often we empty out the caught moisture and just top up the damp rid product. Most noticeable is the lack of any mildew or the musty smell which some boats seem to have.
Hope it works for you just as well.
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Post by Tezza » Mar 3rd, '18, 13:14

Sue, I went out and bought one yesterday to try out. I think I will get another couple to give it a fair go.
I’m not to sure if it will do much right now in the wet season with humidity between 45 and 100% 24/7
but it’s really worth trying as I have just chucked my cushions because of that musty smell that’s permeated the foam.
Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tinggu » Mar 9th, '18, 09:12

Those dehumidifiers are great. Start with dry boat and it stas dry. No mustiness. Being a cheapskate I take 'em apart, empty them in a bin, wash and reload them with new granules. Our granules are ALDI but Bunnings have it too. It's cheaper and I prefer not to generate too much landfill.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Peter Yates » Mar 9th, '18, 09:48

This is how I keep rainwater out :)
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 9th, '18, 16:44

Peter Yates wrote:This is how I keep rainwater out :)
Ok if the rain keeps getting in and the humidifiers don’t work I’ll park at your place
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Post by zebedee » Mar 9th, '18, 19:28

Tezza wrote:
Peter Yates wrote:This is how I keep rainwater out :)
Ok if the rain keeps getting in and the humidifiers don’t work I’ll park at your place
It's in chilly Victoria (where the summer sun sets at 9pm)
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Post by Tezza » Mar 9th, '18, 21:22

That’s right you have daylight saving south of the border.
Well that kills that idea.
You know daylight saving fades the curtains and confuses the cows on when they need milking.
That’s what they say up here anyway.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Peter Yates » Mar 9th, '18, 21:51

I do leave a freshly opened damp-rid in the cabin each time I leave though. Good, cheap anti-mould insurance. May not hack it in QLD though.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 23rd, '18, 15:19

Sue H and the rest of you THANK YOU.
I opened up the boat today after the huge amount of rain and humidity we have had over the last two weeks . WOW the interior did not fell clammy whatsoever and there was no closed up boat smell.
The damp rid was totally used and the container 7/8ths full of water .
No need to run the towel over the interior.
Methinks I’ll be using a lot of damp rid till end of wet season .
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Wanton » Mar 23rd, '18, 22:36

zebedee wrote:
Tezza wrote:
Peter Yates wrote:This is how I keep rainwater out :)
Ok if the rain keeps getting in and the humidifiers don’t work I’ll park at your place
It's in chilly Victoria (where the summer sun sets at 9pm)
Oh come Zebedee, be nice to our northern cousins. :roll: :D :D
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Sue H » Mar 24th, '18, 06:17

So glad it worked for you Tezza... and I think you have given the product a really good test through the conditions you are/have been experiencing.... not sure how long you have had the container/s in the boat for but with the amount of humidity they have taken out of the atmosphere it may be worth considering putting in an additional one. In case you get held up and can't empty them for an extended time.... Maybe also there as been so much moisture in the soft furnishings of the boat that there was a lot of moisture to extract so you may find the next refill will last a bit longer. Ours (2 in the Sonata) last about maximum of 3 months through winter when the boat (all closed up and covered) is not being used.
By the way have you found the large refill containers (Big Green Shed has them) - a much cheaper way of recharging the ones in the boat....
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tinggu » Mar 24th, '18, 09:16

Hope you are reusing them, ha ha!
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 24th, '18, 09:17

I put it in the boat just over two weeks ago . There were no crystals left in basket yesterday so don’t really know how long it lasted but worth doing for next couple of months just to keep things dry.

Thanks for tip on purchasing refills.
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Post by Tezza » Mar 24th, '18, 09:20

Tinggu wrote:Hope you are reusing them, ha ha!
Reusing the crystals sitting in the bottom in one solid mass?
Now there’s a thought . Will they work?
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Furstin » Mar 24th, '18, 13:17

Whitworths used to have one you Could dry out in the oven and reuse....

Make sure you solve any ingress you may have, and look at through ventilation to help.

A cover is an easy start to see if it helps

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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Tezza » Mar 24th, '18, 14:34

Furstin wrote:Whitworths used to have one you Could dry out in the oven and reuse....

Make sure you solve any ingress you may have, and look at through ventilation to help.

A cover is an easy start to see if it helps

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I took your lead and rigged a cover over the hatchway using a groundsheet with crinkles from
Bunnings . That stopped any water getting in so will continue to use till I put in new frame and boards.
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Re: Sometimes luck is on your side

Post by Furstin » Mar 24th, '18, 15:13

Perspex with join cut at 30deg is easy and never needs varnishing.

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