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Dehumidifiers & Wooden Topsides

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Purely out of habit whenever I leave Dakota between trips I set the dehumidifier running on a low but constant setting (it has a drain tube that I can leave in the sink)

It occurred to me that this could actually be too much of a good thing as I do it all year. Any thoughts or experience in this regard among members, am I in danger of over drying the wood?

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It has been known for wooden cabin sides to dry out during long dry spells in the season and then leak like a sieve for a few days before swelling back up and sealing when the weather breaks. 

All part of the fun of wooden boat ownership...


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