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Re: Cooling the boat
We use a hatch cover as you described out of sunbrella to help avoid the early morning light as well as keep the sun off the hatch. It also allows us to leave a hatch cracked for ventilation in the rain.
Single centerline batten, corner grommets and shockcords, suspended from the pole lift or a halyard.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)