Coaming Vent

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Coaming Vent

Postby Parry » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:41 pm

I have a GB42 Europa. Mine has the large lazarette fitted out as a two berth crew cabin.
I have been getting water dripping into this cabin.
I think it may be coming from within the cockpit coaming.
Like the boats in the photographs I have an open vent each side aft, in the coaming.
These vents are directly below drain scuppers on the flybridge and every time it rains the water drops straight on these vents and runs into the coaming.
I have noticed that not many GBs have these vents. Does anyone know why they are there and can they be blocked off?

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Re: Coaming Vent

Postby bpbyrne » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:48 pm

My 1970 woodie had similar vents. I got some sheet aluminum, and made up some baffles so that anything like rain that got in trickles straight back out, Took maybe an hour or two?

Think in terms of a rectangular piece at a slope...with triangles either side... by folding it with a flange you can take off the vent cover, slip in the baffle, and the vent cover holds it in place...

Hopefully that description isnt too baffling!
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Re: Coaming Vent

Postby Parry » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:53 pm

Thank you, I understand what you are suggesting and I will give it a try.

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Re: Coaming Vent

Postby StevenD » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 pm

Any pics of the crew cabin? Just curious. Seem like it would be kinda tight.
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Re: Coaming Vent

Postby Parry » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:15 am

Hi Steve,
I haven't got any photos, but next time I get on board I will take a few.
There is limited head room but it is a very comfortable sleeping cabin.

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