Fitted our dehumidifier, an Ecor Pro Dryfan DH1200 INOX

I’ve fitted our dehumidifier. We bought it during lockdown.

It is all stainless steel and capable of removing 10 litres of water per day at 27°C. It has a built-in humidistat and is set to only come on if the humidity is outside the desired range (can be set to on or off or between 10% and 90%).

We figure it should keep the inside of the boat very nice in the boatyard. However, what we really hope is that we can extend the life of electronics, clothes and food if we can keep the boat drier while cruising. You don’t have to save all that many things from mould, mildew or corrosion to recover the £640 purchase price.

It does give off warm dry air (a nice feature normally in the UK, less so in the tropics) into the cabin. The “waste” is warm damp air (like a tumble drier). We have chosen to have this blow into the cockpit, at least for the moment, hoping this minimises the chance of sea water getting into it.

We will see how well it works, I’m tempted to put one in the forward heads where we will shower and dry clothes.

6 thoughts on “Fitted our dehumidifier, an Ecor Pro Dryfan DH1200 INOX

  1. Microvist Tobias June 2, 2021 / 9:40 pm

    I’ve not been reading the blogs I follow for the past month(ish) and coming back can see you’ve been very busy. Great to see all the work being done, had a nice evening binging on the updates and spamming your posts with likes 😅

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    • dave42w June 2, 2021 / 9:50 pm

      We have loved seeing the likes coming in this evening 😊

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  2. Benjamin July 27, 2021 / 10:50 pm

    Hi Dave,
    I’ve just seen your post about this dehumidifier, I’m keen to get one, just curious how loud they are and if the sound is obtrusive at all? What would you compare the volume of the fan to?
    Thanks for any assistance on this one.
    All the best.
    Ben

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    • dave42w July 27, 2021 / 11:14 pm

      Currently our cockpit locker space is fully open to the cabin. So we get the full noise. Not as loud as our fan heater but you notice when you turn it off. Hoping that once the bulkheads to the locker go in and the holes to the aft cabin and galley are closed we won’t really notice it.

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      • Benjamin July 27, 2021 / 11:39 pm

        Nice one, so you think once it has been enclosed in something it will be a lot less noticeable?
        I’m hoping to get one in our Tiny House which is all open plan, we have a spiral staircase and I’m hopeful that by putting it under there it’ll muffle any noise.
        Really appreciate your feedback on this one Dave.

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      • dave42w July 28, 2021 / 12:07 am

        Of course the best ways to reduce the noise is to either reduce the humidity so it isn’t needed or turn down the humidity setting 😂
        More seriously, we will be turning it off if the noise is a problem (there will be plenty of hours when we won’t notice it) as well as when we don’t have so much power available.

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