Hi liveaboards! My wife and I have really narrowed our search down to a couple of boats. We plan to sail the Great Lakes
for 5 years, and then retire to the tropics. One is a Hans Christian 38 MKII and the other is a Tayana Vancouver 42. My question is "How important are opening ports
to our boats ventilation?" The Hans C has plenty of opening ports
, a butterfly hatch
and a regular hatch
, but the Tayana only has two ports in the galley
and has no ports on the cabin
sides, just large smoked plexiglass windows, along with 3 large hatches. I know we could buy chutes for the hatches on the Tayana to help the ventilation but will they be comparable to opening hatches all along the cabin
sides? Can they be turned if we are in a current
and the wind
is coming from the beam?
The answer seems obvious but maybe I am missing something, so that's why I would like to hear from those of you in the real world. Thanks guys.