#1
Hey all...

I'm looking into living aboard a 30' sailboat. If this actually happens, I'll be sticking to warm places like the Caribbean. I want to take a Les Paul (a Classic to replace my Studio), my Ibanez AEG20 acoustic electric and my Yamaha FG312 12-string acoustic with me.

Does anyone have any experience with taking care of gear in tropical climates / on a boat?

Thanks!
#2
You'll need to try and keep them as dry as possible and not leave them out when its too humid.
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#4
Is there a certain fairly closed off room you could keep the guitar? If so, make sure to leave it in it's case. The amp should be fine. It might drain your power though. I recommend playing mostly acoustic. I wouldn't recommend taking the guitar on deck either. Strings and hardware rust really quickly in the sea breeze. Hope that helps.
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Ah, alone on a boat with a bunch of seamen, surrounded by seamen, in love with seamen . . .
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plus the humidity down in the caribbean is insane

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I wouldn't recommend taking the guitar on deck either. Strings and hardware rust really quickly in the sea breeze.

True true - SALT AIR! Even staying below deck, I should probably plan on more frequent string changes and thorough wipe-downs after each play. Contact cleaner to get gunk off the electronics would probably make sense, too.
#11
Hardy har har on the sailor jokes...

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#13
you can buy humidity controllers, about the size of an electric heater. they might work well in a closed room. they work in houses anyway
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The Caribbean? Don't bring expensive guitars there, pirates will steal them.

I won't be on the high seas. I'll be in a marina, working on an island, and taking weekend or week-long trips. While piracy does still happen a little bit, it can be 99% avoided by being selective about destinations, routes and timing.
#16
When I used to live in the Caribbean, I had an LP copy with gold hardware, and it turned black and all-around nasty within a few months. Anyway, keep you stuff in a case or covered somehow and it should all be fine.
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#20
Keep the guitars in a cool room and try not to expose them to the air outside. If you're going through a big climate change, bring tools because you WILL have to re adjust your action on all of your guitars. The amp should be fine though.
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#22
It should be fine, as long at you don't play it on the deck for long periods of time and store it in a closed off room, maybe with a dehumidifier.
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#23
all I could think of after reading the title was sailing out into the middle of the sea, with a whole load of amps wired up and turned up, with some friends and jamming :P
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It should be fine, as long at you don't play it on the deck for long periods of time and store it in a closed off room, maybe with a dehumidifier.


yeah the dehumidifier is a good idea
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It should be fine, as long at you don't play it on the deck for long periods of time and store it in a closed off room, maybe with a dehumidifier.

I don't think a dehumidifier is practical on a boat. First, there's the issue of power. Dehumidifiers draw a lot of wattage. Then, without an air-tight berth, I would be trying to dehumidify the entire Caribbean!

Maybe some silica dessicant packets in the guitar case...