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Old 02-02-2017, 10:56   #1
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Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Hi folks,

I am thinking about cutting 2 hatches into the saloon roof of our Bahia.
What do you think about it?

Stupidity or possible? Any pros/ cons?

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Old 02-02-2017, 11:27   #2
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Bahia,

I think its a great idea.

These my help you with your project.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post648578

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post605598

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post605235
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Old 02-02-2017, 13:24   #3
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Thank you, Cotemar.

That will be my next task, definitely.

Now I just have to measure the size...
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Make sure you provide a means of blocking sunlight. Hatches in the cabin top let a lot of radiant heat inside on a sunny day.
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Old 02-02-2017, 15:56   #5
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Just a thought....I'm not intimately familiar with the Bahia salon window.

If you are looking for more ventilation, you can put hatches in the salon window (assuming it's plastic).
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Old 02-02-2017, 16:02   #6
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Measure twice cut once.
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Old 02-02-2017, 16:23   #7
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

For near the same price as buying and installing two hatches , why not an aircon?

Since I've upgraded my solar I don't need use my genset.
And I worry it will fall into disrepair unless I load it up somehow.

Toying with the idea of installing an aircon because - why not ?
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:46   #8
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

@Alphabob: My boat is fully aircon'd. But I think it sometimes might be justz helpful to vent the saloon.

@DotDun: I actually have already 2 quite big hatches in the front. But I wouldn't mind a bit of skyview as in the new boats....
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Old 09-02-2017, 18:55   #9
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Re: Cutting hatches into saloon roof?

Aircon,after a short bit of research , proper nightmare.

Going to give that a wide berth.
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