Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

Erick MEJEAN <maramu@...>

Like any SM owner sailing in warm area (mediterranean) I have been suffering from the heat inside the SM as the aft cabin lacks proper ventilation. Things get even worst when motoring or sailing with a rough sea as we need to keep all the hatches closed. To overcome this problem I fixed on the two deck hatches as well as the aft cabin hatches some Nicro solar fan used to extract air.(the bigger model). The result is far above my initial expectation. It removes the hot air from inside and maintain an acceptable temperature within the boat. It kills the stuffy feeling that ones have during such conditions of navigation. You may wonder what will happen when a big wave land on the deck? I went through that and no need to say that I was expecting the worst. Surprisingly although it has happened to me several time in some pretty rough sea condition, not a single drop of water managed to make its way inside. No need to mention that I'm using the Hella fan as well (7 Units in total). Last but not the least I'm using a tailor made wind scoop which fits the aft cabin hatches. I use it while motoring as it is attached on to the boom and while mooring. Ever since we have to use a light polar blanket as there is always a bit of air breeze blowing right on the bed.
Regards to all

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From: Krassopoulos Dimitris <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:27:43 +0300

With this explanation all the hatches should not open as always is a
possibility that a wave comes on board or that rain falls. It is obvious to
me that Amel didn't thought that this is usefull which is for sure. The Amel
attitude is that they are most of the time right so this is what we believe.
Even on an excellent boat like the SM2000 is always room for improvements. I
just learned that on the new SM the passarelle is wider than on the
previous boats is that an improvement or not? The opening of the aft cabin
hatches on the side is an improvement but nobody knows about it as an



From: assistanttoblackdog []
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:58 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

I do not understand why the right window has not the opening
capability as well.<


It was explained to me by Amel's representative that the reason that
the right windshield doesn't open is to prevent the possibility that
any seawater could go down the companionway hatch. Considering this,
when underway it
does seem that one good wave over the bow with the right windshield
open could certainly go straight down the companionway hatch and in to
the cabin.

Best to all,


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