[Sentoa] 26' windshield defog
snorri at allhandsandthecook.com
Wed Jan 30 10:03:23 EST 2008
I've seen Nordic Tug 32's, predating the factory installed defroster,
whose owners have mounted low-draw 12 volt fans on each side of the
pilothouse aimed at the windows. Hella makes one that was highly
rated by Powerboat Reports a few years back. It only draws 200 mA
and has a 5,000 hour motor. Caframo makes a less expensive fan but
the motor is only rated at 2,000 hours. Nevertheless, I have three
of the Caframo units in our staterooms and they have worked well to
keep the air moving on muggy nights.
On Jan 30, 2008, at 2:01 AM, jim carroll wrote:
> hope I am doing this right. I asked and got ONE suggestion, and
> would like to try again. with the espar keeping the tug quite
> cozy, the pilothouse windows fog up a bit on cold/wet days. the
> rain-x anti-fog solution in the dark bottle helps a LOT. one
> tugger suggested routing some espar output from the front cabin
> outlet up to the windows, and that seems like a brilliant idea.
> I'm willing to do the ducting/routing. but my question is this:
> if having the furnace on creates the temperature differential that
> makes the windows condense (fog up), won't putting that output more
> directly on the windows make it WORSE? I am fairly bright about
> some stuff. obviously this is not it. we are caretakers on a san
> juan island, so we do most of our cruising in the shoulder
> seasons. summer is too busy. thoughts?
> jim and hollie
> brown island
> shulala 26-068
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