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peterchech 11-05-2012 10:13 PM

acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
Something like this:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...8&d=1337515077

Where can I order one? Google isn't being very helpful...

I know a merit 25 did the transpac with one of these over the companionway, seems like a cheaper, simpler, stronger and low windage alternative to a dodger/enclosure to remain on watch out of the elements.has anyone used one of these for this purpose? Any opinions on this idea?

PaulinVictoria 11-05-2012 11:13 PM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
When you're upside down it'll be like being in a submarine. Cool.

Ulladh 11-05-2012 11:34 PM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
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SchockT 11-05-2012 11:57 PM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
You might want to look into how strong that thing is!

killarney_sailor 11-06-2012 12:54 AM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
You almost certainly will need a dodger arrangement of some sort or you will be wet much of the time or have to stay inside looking at the world from your dome. Cant imagine this dome idea would be cheaper if it is engineering properly

tdw 11-06-2012 01:08 AM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
Weren't those things a bit popular with the early crop of single handers ? If memory serves Moitessier had one on Joshua and Blondie Hassler on Jester also.

svHyLyte 11-06-2012 07:54 AM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tdw (Post 943698)
Weren't those things a bit popular with the early crop of single handers ? If memory serves Moitessier had one on Joshua and Blondie Hassler on Jester also.

In both cases the "domes" were simply relatively large deep wash basins that had small ports cut into them and covered with plastic. Not too handsome but perfectly servicable.

FWIW...

svHyLyte 11-06-2012 07:59 AM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
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Originally Posted by Ulladh (Post 943674)
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TQA 11-06-2012 08:50 AM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
The French like them [ shades of Moitessier ] so a look in French sailing catalogues might be fruitful.

peterchech 11-06-2012 09:19 AM

Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by svHyLyte (Post 943748)

Nice, perfect. Not too expensive either.

Yes moitessier and others have used the concept. I'm not too sure how practical they are for watch keeping on a heeled boat, but they certainly give a view of the sails. I was wondering if others have used these to actually steer from and how well they work in a heeled monohull...


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