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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 MarineDown the Hatch Ventilating Sail
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      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 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 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 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 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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