I put this under general info, as I doubt it is unique to my model...
I have a pretty little Tobago
35, which has air hoses carrying air into the engine
compartments from vents behind the stainless steel
name plates and from two scoops under the boat in the area of the back cockpit
seats. In my mind both sets of inlets work by scooping air as you move forward, causing increased air pressure in the engine
It just seems to me it would be better if I took the little metal scoops under the cockpit
and turned them around so that they would act to create a vacuum as we move forward, allowing air to leave the engine compartments. The name plates would be the inlets and the underside scoops would be outlets. Any opinions?
Anyone have any comments on how to improve air flow through the engine compartments? It would decrease overall boat temperature, and increase longevity of alternators and other parts
, I would think.
On another note, the boat is 16 years old - 16 years of working like this. Interesting how we just sit and think of things to improve. Must be how we evolved.