Hi Mark & Al
I have decided to go ahead and fit hatches.
My shipwright recommended against fitting them to the saloon windows.
When we checked with a straight edge there is a bit too much curve on the window and he felt they would be difficult to seal and there was the risk of cracking the lexan
when the hatch tried to flatten the curve.
As a result I have decided to adopt Al'approach.
Al - I would appreciate any comment now that you have had them in place for a few months, especially if there are any things you would do differently.
I am thinking of mounting them in opposing directions so one at least will have a bit of shelter from rain.
I am also going to fit a Goiot
hatch similar to the existing ones to the window behind the cooktop. Mainly to have reasonably secure ventilation when off the boat but also while cooking
in cold weather
I will post details when it is done.