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Condensation around window hatch

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Condensation around window hatch

Postby Solana » March 13th, 2014, 1:47 am

We own a 1990 Carver Santego. There is a large window hatch directly above the berth which I love because it brings in great light and fresh air. The drawback is when it's cold outside (cold like in So. California cold) the window sweats from condensation. I have to cram a cushion up into it to collect the drops of water to keep it from dripping onto the bed/pillows. We do keep an air drier going while we're away during the week but when I show up on weekends, the cushion is usually still wet and goes outside to dry out.

Any suggestions on how to circumvent this issue???

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Re: Condensation around window hatch

Postby waybomb » March 13th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Try a small fan continuously circulating air across the window. Condensation only occurs on the colder surface. Blowing air on it tends to keep it at a noncendensing temperature.
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Re: Condensation around window hatch

Postby Solana » March 16th, 2014, 10:17 am

Oh good idea, I'll definitely try that. (Fingers crossed)
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Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
Has thanked: 39 times
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Re: Condensation around window hatch

Postby waybomb » March 16th, 2014, 10:55 am

Another thought would be to fabricate a snap down insulating cover for the outside.

Our 36 Mariner has its sunpad covering the hatch and we have not had any condensation on the hatch.
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Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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