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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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 _______________________________________________ Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your contributions. Each and every one is greatly appreciated. If you want to support the list - use PayPal to send contribution -- https://www.paypal.me/stumurray