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Posted by CLC on Mar 28, 2005
...for ventilation when not using boats.
I second Lee's remarks and add that the horror of damage arising from moisture in sealed compartments can be obviated through the discipline of removing deck hatches or inspection ports and letting the compartments air while the boat is not in use. This is good practice on ANY boat, wood or otherwise.
Besides, after a hot Chesapeake summer, boats with persistent moisture in the compartments start to smell like you're breeding frogs in there.
The difficulties of preventing moisture from condensing in (or finding its way into) sealed compartments should be considered before you decide to leave off deck hatches.
In Response to: Re: Stupid question..... by LeeG on Mar 28, 2005