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Nov-17-2021 @ 1:11 AM                           Permalink
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ok, ventilation I have already, now how do I stick the woolly pajamas to the roof? Confused

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Nov-17-2021 @ 10:11 AM                           Permalink
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In discussion with a neighbour at the marina, and they said its possible to get some kind of paint, or coating which stop the aluminium from attraction the moisture.
he had no first hand evidence though, he heard it from a canal boat owner.
It's not a case of the Aluminium attracting the condensation it is more that the aluminium isa very efficient conductor of heat/cold and the surface will always be as cold as the outside temperature. The only way to stop condensation on the Ali frames is to introduce a thermal break, secondary glazing should do this but if you use Al frames the make sure the inner and outer frame are not touching.
p.s. No more nails should work well on the pyjamas Wink


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Nov-17-2021 @ 1:09 PM                           Permalink
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Ventilation is the cheapest and the best BUT not very comfortable, condensation can cause long term problems when it is out of site behind behind paneling and often found out to late. (Prevention is better than cure). John

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Nov-17-2021 @ 1:19 PM                           Permalink
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fortunately I have only slight water staining below a leaking window, it's an old fishing boat so there is not much in the way of interior to spoil, the windows are being sorted as I type and hopefully with suitable measures to eradicate  [as much as is possible] I can make the interior a little more comfortable.
there is good access to the bilges and all looks sound below.



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Nov-17-2021 @ 1:58 PM                           Permalink
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If you have access to shore power at the moorings it may be worth considering a de humidifier, also try to ensure the bilges are kept dry and fit a bilge heater.

Dave

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Nov-17-2021 @ 4:39 PM                           Permalink
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TT, the bow is the bunk area and there are 3 storage compartments underneath, happy to say all are bone dry, that area has a long but narrow window either side, all through the warmer weather there were no leaks or condensation, however as is got colder, and the arrival of a few heavy rains and wind, a few small leaks on the windows became visible, along with a bit of condensation, I have removed one window, and its now ready to go back in complete with new plastic and seals.
I shall then repeat on t'other side.

I will then combat the condensation, the spray foam approach looks to have a high success rate and its a relatively small area so would work quite well in application, and as the wood is a free offering I may as well invest the saving in decent insulation.
re,, secondary glazing  I was thinking maybe square closed cell foam securely fixed to inside frame and a clear plastic same as the existing one fixed to that, It might be possible to include a removable plug within the foam for the insertion of silica gel or similar.  
I'm open to suggestions.  

the rest of the boat is wheel house [covered but open at rear] and the rest is open fishing area.
hull is watertight but heavy rain without the cover will allow a small amount of run off to the bilge, and then auto pump removes that.

I don't have shore power at present, but it may well be a future consideration.

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Nov-18-2021 @ 12:23 PM                           Permalink
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Hi I double glazed mine by buying Acrylic panels cut to window shape and secured using Velcro To fix them with which allows removing for cleaning etc works well hardly noticeable and evan prevents condensation  on the ally frames. John

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Nov-18-2021 @ 8:33 PM                           Permalink
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John, so they don't have to be a totally sealed unit to work, [like a house window is]
if so that's even easier and simple to clean too.
thanks, much appreciated.

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No mine are vented with a drain hole at the bottom so not airtight, only irritation is that spiders like it there i put a couple of little conkers in the space which works well and keeps them away. John

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