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Drying oil skins and clothes



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What is the issue?
Sailing is very far removed from the images of bikini-clad ladies on sun-drenched decks that the media promotes. Cold wet clothes and oilskins are more the active boater’s fare and the need to dry them. However wet lockers are primarily designed to trap the runoff from wet oil skins and little else.

Why address this?
Damp or even wet clothes are uncomfortable especially so in cold environments.

How to address this?
Examine your vessel to see if there is any way the heat from the engine can be used to assist warming of the wet locker.

If it is feasible place the drying locker just beside the engine. Alternatively, and again this will require close engine proximity, take an exhaust pipe through a locker to assist drying. Or run a conduit with a fan to move the warm air out to a locker.

Another approach is to mount an open mesh wire tray above the engine so that small items such as gloves, socks etc can be left there to dry or warm.

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