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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
In stock online.

$94.99

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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4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

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    (4)

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    (4)

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    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Protects well (18)
  • Visually pleasing (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor (19)
    • Boating / sailing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (15), Advanced (10), 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.

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    5.0

    Great

    By Joe

    from Seattle Wa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Storage
    • Easy To Use
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      I place this unit in our cuddy cabin and I never have had a mold problem even in rainy Seattle

       
      3.0

      Lubricate Motor every two to three years

      By SurfDog

      from Rainy Seattle, WA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Safe

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      This is my second one. The first one had a plastic blade on it, someone must have knocked it over while it was hot, one fan blade broke.

      NOW it has an aluminum blade, runs great, but the motor stopped spinning the fan after two years while the unit is upright, upside down works great. Lubricated the motor with some penetrating oil, runs like new.

      For something they charge so much for and spend so little to make, you think the motor could be a little higher quality?

      (It does produce heat, GREAT at circulating air and keeping the mold out of the boat.

       
      1.0

      circulates humidity, doesn't remove it.

      By nhirsch

      from Juno Beach, FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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 West Marine Air Dryer With Fan, 110v Ac:

                        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 West Marine Air Dryer With Fan, 110v Ac:

                          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.

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