Originally Posted by smj
The beauty of the large windows in the Seawind 1000xl is that they open. That coupled with the open salon
to cockpit concept
gives unbelievable ventilation on even light wind days.
If there is a breeze, most cats do pretty well but if the breeze stops...opening the windows doesn't do much and those windows start focusing the light into heat.
We had a Gemini
with 4 - 18" hatches up front and the rear wall had 2 roughly 24" openings plus you could open the door (30" x 72") to the cockpit. Even with a fairly light breeze, it would clear the hot air pretty quick.
But if there was no breeze but in the sun, it would be sweltering in minutes.
One of the beauties of a small cat is you can tuck up into shallow little coves deep draft
boats can't get into but often the breeze is much less as you are near hills and tree lines which block the wind.
It's not the end of the world and I would take it in a heartbeat over your typical monohull
but it's something to be aware of.