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WEST MARINE Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail

Model # 357956Mfg # VS-100

$46.99

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Product Description

Rugged, sewn-in fiberglass battens keep this passive ventilator in place, even in a strong wind. Made of heavy nylon, this aerodynamically-designed sail hangs from halyards or booms and forces air down into the hatch or companionway, getting the most out of every little breeze that comes your way. Includes storage bag. Blue/Green. 4' x 6'.

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West Marine Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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1.0

lasted less than a week

By Rain Dog

from Florida

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about West Marine Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail:

    had it up less than a week and the batten abraded through the fabric.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Poor packaging, uncertain results

    By Sunlit Silence

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Storage

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about West Marine Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail:

    Tried to put up the "Ventilating Sail" like my old Wind Scoop. It has a clear attachment point for my halyard, but has 4 attachment points with short lines on them, not clear where these are supposed to hook to, no directions on packaging. Fiberglass dowel at bottom not big enough to hold it in the hatch like Wind Scoop. Picture on packaging material is false, photo on website looks incorrectly installed. I have installed it, tying outside lines to safety lines on exterior of boat and inside lines to grab bars in berth--all in the way for movement inside and out. It only faces one way instead of turning to face the wind as my Wind Scoop did. Why change a classic design to something that works poorer and is more clumsy to install?

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good idea

    By Jim

    from North Ridgeville Ohio

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Visually Pleasing
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about West Marine Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail:

      works well only if wind is blowing! Clips can be hard to attach when wind blows from certain angles.

       
      4.0

      effective and easy to store

      By S/V Soundwave

      from Southbound ICW

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about West Marine Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail:

        secured at the bottom with four small plastic shackles on short lanyards. comes with no instructions or mounting suggestions like older WINDSCOOP models. red panel makes it look like a distress signal.

        Service and delivery comments:

        prompt delivery

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellant Ventalator

        By Capt. Steve

        from Corpus Christi

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about West Marine Down-the-Hatch Ventilating Sail:

          This is the second I bought since the 1st one works so well. Keeps the cabin cool even on a warm night.

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