Date: 20 March 2017. Drying Damp
occasionally a book will become damp. Sometimes it's from being
beneath a new drip. More often though I will leave for a short ride to
the grocery store and a quick shower will blow through. Of course I
could close the boat up in case of rain each time I leave her.
Mostly I do not and then deal with the consequences of that decision.
one afternoon shower has soaked a book. Then there are the times
I will drop one overboard while getting into or out of Algae. If I am
quick I can retrieve it before the thing sinks. Saving those wet
books is a part of life afloat for readers like me.
On our 40'er we dried our damp/wet books in a brisker. This is how
we did it: First we would rinse
in fresh water if the dunking was in salt water. Then the book was placed in the brisker for a few days or until the pages thoroughly dried.
678B Brushed S/S Original Electric Crisper
is an appliance that looks like an oversized toaster oven. I've seen
them in thrift stores for $10. Ours was a dumpster find.
had me visiting Amazon to see if they are still sold. They are, and
for a lot more than I could imagine!
shown on the left
looks exactly like ours. Spiffy, eh?
A brisker keeps your crackers warm.
There is nothing like a warm
saltine straight from the brisker
with clam and cream cheese dip on it. Yummy.
That is Son on Daddy's boat eating clam dip on
Me too, decades ago with my hair all pinned up in the visor.
brisker does work to dry out books another boater had a better idea.
Captain Bob McLeran
on M/V Sanderling suggested
"Put them in the engine room when you're underway! 110-120 degrees
will dry things out nicely in a few days at the most. We use that
technique for damp/wet shoes and occasionally clothing!"
That is a great idea, simple, easy to do and who wouldn't want to
take their boat for a spin? Though our brisker idea works Bob's idea
is better, faster and free. All those things work on my budget.
Thanks Cap'n Bob.
Thank you for reading. I hope all
your books remain dry. If they don't remember there are alternatives
to buying replacements. Happy boating.
I'd love to hear what you do to dry out books that get
And is there one particular book you would not be without aboard your
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