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post #9 of Old 11-19-2010
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Originally Posted by rmeador View Post
if it also leaks when it rains
I've installed 2 or 3 Nicro Solar 24/7 vents in my last 5 boats and they DO NOT LEAK in the rain - even driven rain and wave spray that was reaching me back in the cockpit. The only problem I have ever had was with one in/on a forward sloping forward hatch that when waves broke on the bow the water rolled up the slope - just like a beach - and Under the protective cover. If I had pulled out the vent and replaced it with the supplied deck plate Before bashing into steep waves there would have been no leakage. Since then I have now switched to the Nicro 24/7's with the sleeve that slides up and down to totally block out water. I also have never caught one with a genoa sheet - the hatch that is was in yes - but never the vent itself. Of course every boat and every person has gone through different situations but those are mine.

'Christy Leigh'
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Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI
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