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Forward starboard cabin fan The Caframo Bora 3-speed fan installed in the forward starboard cabin of Zanshin, with some of my spare books in the shelf.
(2014-02-17 11:06:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/60s] ISO 500)
Forward starboard cabin fan
Master cabin fan One of two fans in the master cabin, right by the bedside with my clock, book (Kindle) and reading glasses.
(2014-02-17 11:06:52 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.0, 1/60s] ISO 500)
Master cabin fan

Ensuring sufficient air movement in the cabins is quite important in the tropics. Primarily this is part of the boat design process, where the hatches should be placed to not only supply light but to ensure good air movement through all parts of the boat. But this isn't always enough and installing cabin fans is a great addition to comfort below decks. There are a couple of manufacturers making 12V and 24V boat fans, the two big players are Hella and Caframo and I decided to switch from Hello to the Caframo Bora models - they are 3 speed 24V fans that are robust and very quiet (in addition to being energy-efficient). I use the two in main cabin all the time when I need to shut the hatches during showers or rain and the one in my bedroom runs most nights, not only to move the air around a bit but also to provide a certain level of background white noise to overpower the sounds of the waves slapping on the back of the boat.

Closeup of salon fan One of two Caframo Bora 3-speed fans installed in the main salon of Zanshin. The other is located close to the navigation station to cool me when I sit there (at the notebook or actually navigating)
(2014-02-17 11:05:36 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/200s] ISO 500)
Closeup of salon fan
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