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Breeze Bandit Every Direction Wind Scoop Boat Hatch Breeze Catcher

Breeze Bandit Every Direction Wind Scoop Boat Hatch Breeze Catcher

Regular price $ 64.95 USD
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Note that the fabric color is now navy blue, with white piping, and a navy blue skirt (rather than the white that is shown in some photos) to avoid staining from dirty decks --thanks to customer's feedback.

Cruising Solutions' Breeze Bandit is a unique breeze-catching wind scoop designed to catch the wind --regardless of the wind direction-- and redirect it down through your boat's hatch to cool your cabin on those sweltering summer nights. This is why it has been the favorite wind scoop of cruising sailors for more than 20 years. See a third-party review of the Cruising Solutions Breeze Bandit from The Boat Galley here

The lightweight reinforced polyester fabric has a unique 4-chamber design, which catches the slightest breeze from any direction, and the low-level skirt then directs it down-the-hatch for your comfort. Strong reinforcement webbing along the sides allow you to keep it taut, so it stays stable in even strong winds, without fluttering.

Most boat wind scoops are quite short and have extra rods or flexible bows to stay fixed in place. And they only work when the wind is coming from one direction, so they aren't very efficient if the breeze changes directions, anchored in a current, or when tied-up dockside. The Breeze Bandit solves this problem.

The Breeze Bandit stands 6’ tall, so it has much more breeze-catching area compared with the other small hatch vents or wind scoops. It fits hatches up to 21″ X 21″ or 24″ x 18″ (larger hatches up to 24"x 24" possible by releasing the bight in the snap webbing - contact us for more info). A drawstring storage pouch and mounting hardware are included.

So what happens if it rains? Unlike other fiddly wind scoop contraptions, the Breeze Bandit is tethered, and secures from the inside, with snaps fastening the base to the headliner around the hatch perimeter. When set up per the instructions, just quickly release the four snaps and close the hatch when you are caught by unexpected rain or squalls --The Breeze Bandit will still be secure via its attachment to the halyard and the deck, and it will just blow in the wind until you re-attach it. Try that with another type of wind scoop!

Will it require my bug screen to be removed? Not typically. The webbing is flat, and can normally be passed in between the bug screen's fame and the hatch frame.

They make great boat warming or holiday gifts for your sailing friends.

* The Breeze Bandit's clever design has actually been keeping sailors cool for more than 200 years. This design is based off of a design we found in a 19th century British Navy sailing manual. It continues to endure as the most practical and efficient wind catcher design out there. You won't be disappointed.

See an explanation video here

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