$40 each, (X) 2=$80
It helped a little bit..
It was an improvement.
Well, a few weeks later I made an impulse buy on a different fan I saw on ebay. It was a 12v portable ceiling fan from.. China?, Japan?.. or was it Hong Kong?.. I'm not certain, but it was only $11 with free shipping, so I figure what have I got to lose? So I bought one. There was really only one place it could go, and that was to hang over the dinette table on my Grampian 26..
I tell you what.. it performed better than the two Camaro fans I had in the same area.
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To test it out I just ran a piece of wire across above the table (from the bulkhead and across to an existing lamp attached to the aft wall), with the fans hanger secured at center point, then I simply attached the fans alligator clips directly to my battery, and the fan began to rapidly spin (it only has one speed). It is whisper quiet, uses about 5watts, and no worries if you should happen to hit your head or hand in the blades because it can't hurt you at all, it just stops the blades.
Best of all.. it really puts out some air!!
Later I plan to fabricate a narrow shelf across and just above the window for charts and what not, and then attach the fan to the underside of that shelf.
With only the mini ceiling fan blowing it made a very noticeable difference of making the cabin comfortable on a hot day. You can really feel it's breeze especially while sitting at the table, but it also circulates the air very well in the entire area. And, it makes less noise then the overpriced little Camaro's.
Like I said, I found mine on ebay, but here's the same exact one at this website: http://www.tmart.com/DC-12V-5W-Plastic-3-Blade-Brushless-Converter-Motor-Battery-Mini-Ceiling-Fan-White_p351453.html
I highly suggest you consider giving it a try yourself.. Well worth $11.00