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Old 19-07-2019, 15:46   #1
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Wind scoops

As half the US is getting roasted, I figure itís a good time to ask what everyoneís favorite air scoop is.

Looking for something for my forward hatch.

They have mixed reviews online, so curious to hear the forumís favorites.
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Old 19-07-2019, 16:53   #2
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Re: Wind scoops

I dont have any on my boat, but I've seen people rig up bed sheets as an emergency scoop. I'd imagine if your in dire need it would work better than nothing

I'd look at sailrite site, they have designs for wind scoops
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As half the US is getting roasted, I figure itís a good time to ask what everyoneís favorite air scoop is.

Looking for something for my forward hatch.

They have mixed reviews online, so curious to hear the forumís favorites.
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Old 19-07-2019, 17:07   #3
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Re: Wind scoops

We have a hatch dodger we made for the forward hatch, built on a dorade principle, so that the hatch can be left open in the rain, too. I sewed it from the heavier weight stamoid (a pvc cloth), and we used old mainsail battens for the spreaders. It has held up pretty well (I had to apply a couple of patches to an area that flexes a lot), for about 10 yrs.

You can work it out logically, based on the hatch dimensions, and it works if you've a baby stay or a staysail stay to attach it forward. If not, I have seen "pram hood" arrangements used, also, that are free standing. We used press studs to secure it at the hatch base, and I used nylon webbing to reinforce the stamoid at those places.

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Re: Wind scoops

If you can tolerate the noise or find a way to slow the fan down this is not a bad solution.

It's a 12V auto radiator fan mounted in a piece of plywood which fits into the hatch frame.
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