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acrylic dome over the companionway hatch

Something like this:


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?
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Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch

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

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

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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.

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Re: acrylic dome over the companionway hatch

The French like them [ shades of Moitessier ] so a look in French sailing catalogues might be fruitful.
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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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