On Cat’s Paw, I installed a Nicro solar vent over the head like Jim (as an 
exhaust) and then an additional one over the hanging locker on the starboard 
side (as intake) using the two raised areas on the deck where dorades are often 
installed (none on Cat’s Paw). There was already a Nicro vent in the main hatch 
(intake) like the one John wants to install.  Also modified the Plexiglass 
companion way “door” with a metal vent as an additional exhaust, which was 
important to keep good airflow through the cabin.  This has really helped with 
mold during the winter and keeping the air fresh in the cabin during the 
summer.  Although rain-proof (sloping horizontal metal pieces), it is certainly 
not waterproof, so in heavy weather I take the sliding “door” out and replace 
it with the 4 teak boards that came with the boat.  

Eric Frank
Cat's Paw
C&C 35 Mk II
Mattapoisett, MA

> I replaced the passive mushroom over the head with a Nicro solar, keeps the
> boat nice and fresh. I gave up on fixing hatch problems and replaced
> everything with new Lewmars.
> Jim Watts
> Paradigm Shift
> C&C 35 Mk III
> Victoria, BC
> On 6 April 2018 at 19:22, John Conklin via CnC-List <cnc-list@cnc-list.com>
> wrote:
>> I would like to add a vent to my main cabin Hatch is this a big deal ?
>> Remove hatch trace cut? Or remove lens,  cut, router, sand, seal ?
>> I love my new 37 (1982) and shes dry as a bone  problem is  o circualtion
>> when I am gone for weeks on end
>> diesel smell?   but the coach widows are fixed (and hazed over  so those
>> are on the hit list also !  and I cant leave the 2 opening ports open or
>> boat will fill with water  So the solar vent in hatch would help right ?
>> Thanks !
>> John Conklin


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