It's a shame they have fallen out of favor, I find mine to be incredibly effective. Amazing, what a difference simply blocking the wind and spray can make in cooler weather, I'd bet that at least some folks might realize they could get away without a full enclosure, if they sailed on a boat with proper weather cloths for a bit...Interesting that in a world were fully enclosed cockpits are becoming more of the norm the humble weather cloth has seemingly passed from fashion.
I confess ours have shuffled off their mortal coil but they'll be replaced at some time. Thus far I've only missed them a couple of times but on a longish voyage that would be multiplied somewhat.
Any of you ocean voyagers who are reading this .... do you have them ? If so are they worthwhile ? If not why not ?
Maybe today's high freeboard boats make WCs less necessary than in the past ?
So the WCs avoided shocking the dolphins?the couple I sailed with always showered naked in the cockpit while going around the world...they refused to shower inside...
yes the dolphins in anchorages and the occasional mooring or marina. wink wink...So the WCs avoided shocking the dolphins?
Anyway I had WCs on the boat in UK waters but once I got to the Caribbean they were consigned to the locker never to reappear. If it gets splashy I just hide behind the dodger.