It seems anomalous, but whether at home or on the boat, when we bring X volume of goods in, they expand to X+20 percent as trash. I can stash groceries in cabinets and under bunks, but garbage is smelly and bulky, not lending itself to easy storage. Reduce the smell by washing all food contact […]
As ventilation experts explore ways to make indoor spaces safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, we became curious about ventilation in our boats. As it turns out, where we install our exhaust or intake vents (portlight, hatch, or cowl) is just as important as what type of vent we use. Just as we can use the suction on the leeward side of a sail to pull the boat forward, we can use pressure differentials in the air surrounding the cabin to maximize the ventilation. Understanding the pressure differentials created by the flow of air over our boat’s deck is vital to the success of any passive ventilation scheme.