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Re: Dorade boxes???

Properly done, dorades can be really helpful on the ventilation front. We have molded in versions that work well except sometimes we can get quite a cold draft down from the windward facing cowl (our dorades are just above the aft ends of the settees)

Your location is somewhat problematic in that if you place them where your deadlights are they will be prone to catching jibsheets mid-tack and so should have some proper guards installed as well, adding to the cost of the change.


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