Little Cruiser's  rear window

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Little Cruiser's rear window is unique in that it provides you with lots of ventilation options.  When the 1/4" lexan window board is down in its vertical position, it makes the boat fairly watertight even in the event of a full knockdown.  Of course, this assumes that the hatch is closed over it when you get flipped.  Sometimes, we even take the  precaution of tying the window down to a cleat when the conditions outside are very rough or if there is a chance of getting pooped by large following seas.  On the other hand, if it is just raining outside and we need a little fresh air down below, we shift the lexan window to one of its slanted positions, which turns it into a splash board.  This orientation permits good ventilation down below while still preventing the rain from coming inside.  Once we reach port, though, we often times find that we have to make another change to the rear window setup if there are any mosquitoes or no-see-ums about. This simply involves putting a netted window board into the vertical slot, while keeping the lexan window in one of the angled positions.  On the other hand, when it is just plain buggy, we only put up the netted window. This basic arrangement works pretty well much of the time, but in the tropics it can get a little too stuffy down below with just a tiny rear window.  Therefore, we carry with us a large mosquito screen to cover the entire hatch opening.  This net is attached with velcro to the inside perimeter of the hatch coaming and to the netted rear window.  It lets in TONS of air and has the added benefit at night of permitting you to stargaze right from your berth.