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Old 01-05-2008, 02:05 PM
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Boat is being stored outside for now and has a good cover on it but i have noticed its getting some corrosion on some of the engine parts. Just looking for something that will help eliminate that.

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All that will do is cause water to evaporate. If you have it tightly covered or wrapped, it will probably make your problem worse than better. What you most likely need is airflow.
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Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin
All that will do is cause water to evaporate. If you have it tightly covered or wrapped, it will probably make your problem worse than better. What you most likely need is airflow.

thats kinda what i was thinking to. seems like that would only keep moisture recirculating in a covered boat. i usually hose down my engines with wd-40 after i winterize them and that seems to give them a bit of protection from moisture through the winter.
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Someone had little fans that were built into a funnel. You stick the funnel in your bilge plug drain hole(s), and it constantly pulled air through the engine compartment.

It might take some digging to find them.


The Damp-Rid buckets are available at Home Depot/Lowes/Wal-Mart etc. They do a great job of sucking moisture out of the air, and depositing it in the bottom of the bucket.

You can also take 5 gallon buckets, and fill the full of charcoal, and place them throughout the boat. The charcoal will absorb moisture, and will keep it in a central place for it to disperse into the air.

I normally do keep one of those electric mildew appliances plugged in, in the cabin over the winter, but I keep mine stored indoors.

Harbor Freight Tools and the like sell WD-40 in 1 gallon metal cans. You can pour this into a spray bottle, and mist your engine compartment for corrosion protection, but remember WD-40 is flammable. It will wear off over the winter, but still...

CRC is better for the WD-40 trick, but its a little harder to find.

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Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin
All that will do is cause water to evaporate. If you have it tightly covered or wrapped, it will probably make your problem worse than better. What you most likely need is airflow.
I have vents that take care of the cockpit but with the engine hatch closed even with spraying them down with WD-40 im getting the corrosion.
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Originally Posted by Sydwayz
Someone had little fans that were built into a funnel. You stick the funnel in your bilge plug drain hole(s), and it constantly pulled air through the engine compartment.

It might take some digging to find them.


The Damp-Rid buckets are available at Home Depot/Lowes/Wal-Mart etc. They do a great job of sucking moisture out of the air, and depositing it in the bottom of the bucket.

You can also take 5 gallon buckets, and fill the full of charcoal, and place them throughout the boat. The charcoal will absorb moisture, and will keep it in a central place for it to disperse into the air.

I normally do keep one of those electric mildew appliances plugged in, in the cabin over the winter, but I keep mine stored indoors.

Harbor Freight Tools and the like sell WD-40 in 1 gallon metal cans. You can pour this into a spray bottle, and mist your engine compartment for corrosion protection, but remember WD-40 is flammable. It will wear off over the winter, but still...

CRC is better for the WD-40 trick, but its a little harder to find.
the damp rid buckets fill up way to fast.
I'll try the charcoal and look for that fan, I do recall seeing it on here.

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http://www.bilgewizard.com/bilge.php

100 bucks for a 4dollar fan.WOW

I'll be at the boat show later so i will look around for something.

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Originally Posted by BY U BOY
the damp rid buckets fill up way to fast.
I'll try the charcoal and look for that fan, I do recall seeing it on here.
Would it be possible to add a drain line to one of those Damp Rid buckets and route the hose out the drain plug?
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