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3 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

 

To stay warm:D

We stay lovely and warm without the need to have the heating running all night. 

We have it on a timer so that it comes on an hour or so before we get up. 

It gets too hot if we leave the heating running all night!!

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1 minute ago, Naughty Cal said:

We stay lovely and warm without the need to have the heating running all night. 

We have it on a timer so that it comes on an hour or so before we get up. 

It gets too hot if we leave the heating running all night!!

I understand. 

Perhaps it's not the same for @brassedoff and he has @brassmonkeys.

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Brassed off, rather than keeping heating on all night, buy a better sleeping bag which will keep you warm . Also, are all your windows shut when you go to bed? If so, that will increase the dampness inside the boat. Trying leaving a few open (on the non windward side) and see if it helps.

haggis

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14 minutes ago, haggis said:

Brassed off, rather than keeping heating on all night, buy a better sleeping bag which will keep you warm . Also, are all your windows shut when you go to bed? If so, that will increase the dampness inside the boat. Trying leaving a few open (on the non windward side) and see if it helps.

haggis

I already have a 15tog duvae and a dog but I will try leaving a window open.

Thanks Haggis.

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1 minute ago, brassedoff said:

I already have a 15tog duvae and a dog but I will try leaving a window open.

Thanks Haggis.

A 15dog tuvae will definitely help. 

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Just now, brassedoff said:

I already have a 15tog duvae and a dog but I will try leaving a window open.

Thanks Haggis.

Best leave two windows open as the dog will be breathing and producing moisture too :-) . Try two duvets? 

haggis

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We used to keep warm with a thick duvet and Welsh blanket  for years and years, as our boat like yours, has the bed at the opposite end as the stove. Eventually we fitted a second stove, and now is too bloody hot. 

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3 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

We used to keep warm with a thick duvet for years and years, as our boat like yours has the bed at the opposite end as the stove. Eventually we fitted a second stove, and now is too bloody hot. 

A second stove would be nice.

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29 minutes ago, brassedoff said:

A second stove would be nice.

That would mean you would have to have 2 ecofans. Big trouble then if they are not sync'ed.

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I think you will find mildew under a mattress has nothing to do with damp in the air or general ventilation,  it is the moisture from your body going down and condensing out on the cooler bed base. Unless you can get that ventilation between you and the base or keep the base as warm as your body you wont cure it.

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The dry mat or synthetic horse hair both allow air to move between the mattress and the base, which is what slats and holes in the base do as well

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1 hour ago, rusty69 said:

My apologies. I didn't realise that you were a brassmonkey of the female variety.

Lol 

It's okay !

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