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Poll: Windscoop or Breezebooster?

Windscoop Ventilating Sail by Davis
Port Ventilator - Breezebooster

Been using a windscoop for years. Only major annoyance is if we're fluttering at anchor sometimes the sides of the windscoop will get backwinded. Anybody tried both? Have a preference?
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Windscoop Ventilating Sail by Davis
Port Ventilator - Breezebooster

Been using a windscoop for years. Only major annoyance is if we're fluttering at anchor sometimes the sides of the windscoop will get backwinded. Anybody tried both? Have a preference?
I've got one of each and find the Breeze booster hella' easier to set up and take down. If its set up properly there is little to no flapping.

Either is pretty effective if there is some wind in the anchorage.
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If you really want to "boost" the breeze in your area. All you have to do is start whistling. You think this is an old seaman's superstition, but it really works. My being a Boatswain and using a bo'sun's pipe is a different story. But if any of you landlubbers are on a ship, and start whistling, you will whistle up a tempest in jig's time... :whistle:
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I grew up in sailing with Windscoops and various copies. I bought a Breezebooster in 2002 and have never looked back. I have two on my current boat.

The little port ventilators are a little tender and you do have to be gentle with them but the Breezeboosters are very robust.
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I made my own with a piece of canvas, and a pair of snap crimpers. Works great; cost $7.50.
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If you already have the windscoop? You can screw in some attatchemnts to the inside corners of the hatch. Then when the wind changes you can rotate the scoop to catch air. This worked for years for me........i2f
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If you already have the windscoop? You can screw in some attatchemnts to the inside corners of the hatch. Then when the wind changes you can rotate the scoop to catch air. This worked for years for me........i2f
I usually only use the Breezebooster at anchor so it only needs to face forward but I did install hooks in the hatch for that. Your suggestion is a great idea if you'd be using the booster in a slip where you may not be facing into the wind.

If I'm in a slip and its hot, I plug in and turn on the AC. ;-)
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I used this method in the marina in Puerta Vallarta to survive the heat. When taking my afternoon naps I had to cover my feet from the breeze........i2f
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