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WEST MARINE Air Dryer with Fan, Dehumidifier

A built-in fan circulates warm air within your boat to keep interior comfortably dry. Designed for safe, continuous dockside operation, the spark-free Air Dryer draws less current than a 100W light bulb so it’s inexpensive to operate all year ‘round. Housing is anodized aluminum for corrosion resistance. 10"dia. x 4-1/2"H. Available in 110V AC and 220V AC models. Two-year warranty.
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Air Dryer with Fan, 220V AC 12960266 9406CA220ABX
In stock online.

$97.99

Air Dryer with Fan, 110V AC 7867518 9406WM-ABX
Ships when available.

$82.99

Product Description

A built-in fan circulates warm air within your boat to keep interior comfortably dry. Designed for safe, continuous dockside operation, the spark-free Air Dryer draws less current than a 100W light bulb so it’s inexpensive to operate all year ‘round. Housing is anodized aluminum for corrosion resistance. 10"dia. x 4-1/2"H. Available in 110V AC and 220V AC models. Two-year warranty.

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4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Protects well (18)
  • Visually pleasing (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (14), Advanced (9), Professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    We bought one of these ...

    We bought one of these units and ran it all winter last year. We placed in the salon of our 36' Carver. It was amazing how it kept the air moving ever so...Read complete review

    We bought one of these units and ran it all winter last year. We placed in the salon of our 36' Carver. It was amazing how it kept the air moving ever so slightly and by putting out just a bit of warmth it kept the cabin fresh. This fall we purchased another one to go in the aft cabin...and we are running both now. They really keep the air fresh and circulating. These units are perfect for boats left in the water or stored on land. They are not heaters...but they are amazing dehumidifiers! We stay over on our boat even in the winter months as it is our getaway...and now when we enter the boat even after a couple fo weeks, its fresh and my wife can't smell any foul odors...and that's a good thing. We're sold!

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    Lasted Less Than a Year

    I installed one of these less than a year ago and it lasted less than a year, it appears to have overheated even though it was in an open area on the floor of...Read complete review

    I installed one of these less than a year ago and it lasted less than a year, it appears to have overheated even though it was in an open area on the floor of the boat. Exchanged it with no hassle. Hope this one lasts a lot longer.
    I use it in my covered 22' open bow boat which is stored in my driveway in a coastal city. Not sure when the first one gave up but I had to clean the under side of the cover as it had quite a bit of mildew. Hoping this one lasts a long time and does the job to prevent mildew from forming. If you purchase one, check it from time to time to make sure it's working properly and preventing mold build up.
    I was pleased with the no hassle return.

    Reviewed by 41 customers

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    1.0

    circulates humidity, doesn't remove it.

    By nhirsch

    from Juno Beach, FL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

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          I have a small standup A/C in my boat and it truly does remove humidity. There is a hose at the bottom of the unit that I feed into a drain hole in the floor of the cabin going down into the sump of the head. When it fills up, the float dumps it overboard. One time the hose wasn't placed properly in the sump so the water went instead into the bilge. When I discovered it the bilge had 2" of water in it. There is a lot of water in the air in humid Florida and this unit won't REMOVE humidity, it will merely circulate it. It might help a bit with mildew but if you want to remove humidity, get a true dehumidifier or A/C and feed the water out of your boat.

           
          5.0

          Fan broke but still works

          By 2nd Amendment Supporter

          from Maryland

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • No Fire Hazard
          • Protects Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ft Knox Gun Safe
            • Indoor

            This unit has been in my 60 cubic feet Ft Knox gun safe for over 10 years, running 24/7. At some point, the fan quit working but the heater still works keeping my guns dry and rust free. I was a little concerned that without the fan, it might get too hot, but I can still place my hand on top of the unit even without a fan. Love it.

             
            5.0

            Very reliable

            By Don

            from Tigard, Oregon

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • As advertised
            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well
            • Visually Pleasing
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor

              I just purchased this new unit 10 days ago (9-15-2014) to replace the same West Marine product I bought prior to Y2K. The original has been plugged-in 24/7 SINCE 1999...15 YEARS! I only bought this new one because it seemed a good idea as the old one remains perfectly serviceable.

               
              5.0

              AWESOME DEHUMIDIFIER

              By Sweet P23

              from Pensacola, Fl

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor

                I leave my 23ft sailboat unattended up to 3 months at a time. When I return I have to go through and clean the mold dust and spots. Not to mention the moldy smell. This machine has removed these problems completely.

                 
                5.0

                Great investment!

                By Viktor Lazlo

                from Toronto, ON

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor

                  Not only a useful tool to keep mildew away, but also extremely durable. I have many friends using it for years. I bought mine about 8 years ago. It has been on 24/7 for 6 months every year since. I paid about 50-60 dollars for it back then, so it was definitely worth the money.

                   
                  3.0

                  Lasted Less Than a Year

                  By Retired Boat Guy

                  from Huntington Beach, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Simple Operation
                  • Visually Pleasing

                  Cons

                  • 1st One - Less Than 1 Yr
                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                  • Open Area In Covered Boat

                  I installed one of these less than a year ago and it lasted less than a year, it appears to have overheated even though it was in an open area on the floor of the boat. Exchanged it with no hassle. Hope this one lasts a lot longer.
                  I use it in my covered 22' open bow boat which is stored in my driveway in a coastal city. Not sure when the first one gave up but I had to clean the under side of the cover as it had quite a bit of mildew. Hoping this one lasts a long time and does the job to prevent mildew from forming. If you purchase one, check it from time to time to make sure it's working properly and preventing mold build up.
                  I was pleased with the no hassle return.

                   
                  5.0

                  Air Dryer with Fan

                  By Nick

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Air Dryer with Fan, Dehumidifier:

                      Works as advertised.
                      Perfect for keeping my covered car free of Mildew

                       
                      5.0

                      Well made, quiet, efficient

                      By Kathy Sails

                      from New Bern, NC

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Protects Well
                      • Visually Pleasing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoor

                        Comments about Air Dryer with Fan, Dehumidifier:

                        We already had an older model in use in our fore cabin and got this one for our aft cabin. We have had the older one for several years and have been pleased with it. Both are quiet and produce enough heat to prevent condensation and mildew in the cabins.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        This took over a week to be delivered! We have never had that problem with West Marine before. But, it did arrive in good condition and we were able to track it when it did not arrive promptly.

                         
                        5.0

                        Works as advertised

                        By arocketcar

                        from sc

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Air Dryer with Fan, Dehumidifier:

                            Only had it for a little while, but seams to be doing the trick

                             
                            5.0

                            Really does the job! A winter must!

                            By Amy the lake girl

                            from Dallas

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Protects Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoor

                              Comments about Air Dryer with Fan, Dehumidifier:

                              We put this heater on the floor board of the boat. Really helps to eliminate moisture in the boat while it is covered for the winter.

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