Safety Tips: Ventilation

The summer months have come and gone, but this doesn’t mean that danger is going into hibernation.


Vents tend to include gauzes and filters to keep out flies and dirt. These can get dusty or greasy over time, causing them to clog and reduce airflow. It’s easy to overlook this but it should be routine for you to check your vents at least once before the boating season.

Vacuum out louvre door vents or use a small brush to dislodge dust. Give mushroom vents and vents above the galley a particularly good clean as these may have built up a residue of grease from cooking. Remove the gauze, if possible, and clean in hot soapy water. Also check any vents near electrical equipment are not blocked, as well as any vents in the cabin bilge, this will help reduce condensation and corrosion.

Keep tuned for more in our series of safety tips to get you back in the water.

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