Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Re: Solar Ventilation
We have a Nicro solar ventilator on our after deck that exhausts air from the quarter berth. We don't notice any particular odors from it in the cockpit or on deck. They would seem to dissipate over the stern, out of olfactory range. Our engine is located in the main salon under the table, so any smells from hot belts, diesel fuel, and the general bilge mingle there. Fresh air comes from a small vent cowl forward over the anchor locker and any open or partially opened hatches. The setup we have seems to work well to keep the cabin generally cool and odor-free. Keeping the bilge clean helps reduce odor issues. Rigging a sun awning can also help to make things a lot cooler.