• On September 1st, Maine Sail suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke. One of the most generous members of our sailing community, he has helped thousands. Now it's our turn. Click here to learn more

Moisture in guages

Mikem

.
Dec 20, 2009
753
Hunter 466 Bremerton
So I now have some moisture in my cockpit engine instrument panel guages. At times the tachometer is barely legible. Any hints on how to eliminate the moisture? Thanks.
 
Dec 25, 2000
5,045
Hunter Passage 42 Shelter Bay, WA
Some of my instruments do the same, but will dissipate after leaving them on for a period of time.
 
May 20, 2016
2,992
Catalina 36 MK1 94 Everett, WA
The incondesant (sp) light bulb inside the gauge it heats up the air inside the gauge and evaporates the moisture....
 
Nov 6, 2006
9,225
Hunter 34 Mandeville Louisiana
Pull the bulb out from the back of the panel and aim a hair dryer in the hole and around the area.. ya should figure out how the water is getting into the instrument and correct that too.
 
Jan 5, 2017
2,170
Beneteau First 38 Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
Hey Ralph, just think of it as a longer ski season. Sure looks pretty from here(snow free Gulf Islands)
 

Mikem

.
Dec 20, 2009
753
Hunter 466 Bremerton
I was born in California and grew up in Napa. No thanks to the move back. LOL.
 

Mikem

.
Dec 20, 2009
753
Hunter 466 Bremerton
Thanks, I'll turn on the lights for a while. Had the boat 14 years and this is the first time I've had the moisture issue.