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A solar vent is not a bad idea.. helps to keep the air moving and that's all good. Such a vent on the foredeck, however is a bit dodgy.. not sure any of these things are truly watertight and an unexpected wave could get the berth wet under some conditions.

Some people carry a deck plate too and remove the vent and put in the plate while underway to deal with that issue.. but it's another chore that you'll likely forget one day....

However if it is to be located on the foredeck be sure to get a SS one rather than a plastic one so that accidentally stepping on it isn't going to damage it so easily. Any marine supplier should be able to get you one....Like this:


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)

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