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post #18 of Old 06-07-2019
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Re: Solar Ventilation

If you have room, I would add dorade vents above the head. Works best if you are at anchor (always into the wind). The one over the head points aft, and the other one points forward. However, it would be lower profile, to use two mushroom vents. As others have said, if after ventilating the boat, you are still hot, use a fan that blows directly on you. In my sailing area, the water doesn't get too warm. After the engine cools off, the bilge is the coolest place on the boat. I would sleep down there if I could... just kidding.

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