Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:32 Written by Saturday, 26 November 2011 01:58
As well as fitting fans to cool the interior of your cabin you can also invest in a windscoop. A windscoop is rigged above a hatch and is designed to funnel breeze that is blowing across deck down to you below.
The Davis Windscoop is a popular choice.
The canvas bag contains the scoop itself, one side of instructions and a wooden doweling with a couple of brass eye hooks.
The material is bright and has a number of eyelets. The top eyelet is designed to to attached a halyard or sheet (or tied of to the standing rigging) in order to hold it directly above the hatch. The lower eyelets (front two) re used to attach to the doweling which will keep the foot of the scoop open and when tensioned braced against the roof. You are meant to be able to tension the doweling such that it can still rotate to allow for shifting wind, but I guess this is only an advantage if the yacht isn’t also turning in the wind.
You will most likely have to cut the doweling such that it fits around any obstructions on the underside of the hatch. When it rains the head of the scoop can be pulled over the hatch with some addtional line if necessary.