FWIW... as a professional chef... I despise Old Bay, for reasons many have stated. Just say'in
No, the single companionway board does not have a vent. It swings down from the sliding hatch cover.I don't remember - don't you have a vent in the companionway boards? If not a drop in screen will provide some ventilation.
Gary, i did. They are NOT 50 times more powerful as you statedDave, check the PC fan specs - 95 CFM = 5,400 CFH. Remember, Dave, good writers research their information before writing it.
And, I guess the restaurants in Seattle are a bit different than those in Spokane where I lived.
All the best,
Gary, I do use it in Baltimore style crab cakes, ( not all crab cakes are Baltimore style) , some shrimp dishes, it's not that I don't use it. I use it sparingly t bough as it overpowers the delicate crab meat or everything it comes in contact withWOW! Now I know of two professonal chefs that don't like or use Old Bay. And, Donna, I agree - too much of any spice can ruin any food.
I agree. Too much of anything is ... too much.I think in the Chesapeake area Old Bay is both overrated and overused. I've had more than one meal ruined due to the amount of Old Bay the chef used when it would have been near perfect without it at all.
Ah. I remember. Fussy, and one less option.No, the single companionway board does not have a vent. It swings down from the sliding hatch cover.
The deck hatches originally came with the vents/fans.
We have a wind scoop that came with our boat. I unfolded it for the first time a few months ago. It's very...purple. No idea how it works but figured we'll try to put it up this weekend. Maybe after a couple of drinks it will fall into place....
We do have a windscoop on the boat which I haven't used yet (got it at the EYC flea market for a song). ...
Some of your other responses caused me to go back and re-read your message. Maybe I have misunderstood your comment....When the guy at West Marine asked how air got in and out of the boat I think I looked at him like he had three heads. You just open and close ports, right? But wait, you are using an AC... so... the tl;dr is that our hatches are supposed to have those solar fans so air can be pulled in and pushed out...
Blow a fan into your bilge with a Peltier dehumidifier draining into your sink, and you may find your bilge dry when you return to your boat at the end of your week. Since float switches can fail in the "on" position from water intrusion, you may find that your float switch lasts longer also. It is, of course, your choice. I'm just pointing out alternatives for others to consider....I always have a wet bilge due to the keel stepped mast...
We have a wind scoop. Base fits over the front hatch and has as few bamboo dowels to keep it around it. Top has a loop which we use to raise it wit spinnaker halyard to make it a tent with opening facing the bow. Easy Peary. In light breezes it helps a litWe have a wind scoop that came with our boat. I unfolded it for the first time a few months ago. It's very...purple. No idea how it works but figured we'll try to put it up this weekend. Maybe after a couple of drinks it will fall into place.
Planning to leave Friday and head up the Chester to meet up with our sail club. We'll anchor out somewhere Friday night and meet up with them Saturday to sail to Corsica River YC for their anniversary celebration BBQ, bands, and sail race.
No Old Bay on board. Plenty of Penzey's and Kalustyan's.
I replied to this and now the reply is gone - grrr! Hope I'm not repeating myself. The site is running slow for me.Some of your other responses caused me to go back and re-read your message. Maybe I have misunderstood your comment.
What kind of AC did you ultimately buy? Where is it mounted? How and where are you getting the AC's hot exhaust air out of the boat?
As for general ventilation and dehumidification, AC does a great job while you are on the boat. It can be considered overkill as a dehumidification method while the boat is unoccupied. Also, I have reverse cycle on my new boat, and I do not want to leave that seacock open while I'm away for a week. So I like using a dehumidifier.
A couple of other considerations: some people like to make canvas covers to prevent crazing of their acrylic hatches. Some like to install shades on the inside keep the boat cool and limit fading of upholstry and other UV damage. Some people like to cover the boat during the offseason. Solar vents will not work in these situations. Not a showstopper, but realize some of the compromises that you need to make before plunking down $$$ for solar vents. And as Gary has mentioned, they do have limited lifetime and can leak if not re-bedded periodically (my current beef with my solar vent,