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Has anyone ever used one of these wind scoops ? If so, do they really work ? The web site can be found here.

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I have used something similar that my friend made for her boat. They will probably work fairly well. I would go with the regular one-direction windscoop if you're planning on using it at anchor or on a mooring, since you'll probably get better air flow with it.
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It sure doesn't hurt. Take it from someone who boats in the most miserable humidity in the midwest - any bit of air movement you can direct into that hatch helps. If there's no breeze to be had, it obviously does not help.
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It will work, but as Dawg says, if you're at anchor or a mooring the boat will face into the wind anyway. If at a dock, you can reposition a regular wind scoop to face into the wind as well. In one respect I can see this "new" design as being less effective because you'll only have 1/4 of the scoop directing air into the boat at any given time. YMMV of course.
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Where do you find the uni-directional wind scoops? My googling has fallen short this time.

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Freesail - I was responding to mwrohde's post looking for a uni-directional wind scoop (vs. the multi-directional wind scoop at your site).
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Freesail - I was responding to mwrohde's post looking for a uni-directional wind scoop (vs. the multi-directional wind scoop at your site).
Actually, the ad in Defender says that the Windscoop "will follow variable winds" -- i.e., it, too, is multi-directional. Yet its efficiency isn't compromised by dividing the wind-catching area. Sounds like a Better Mousetrap.
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