Sounds familiar! I had a bilge blower too, the hose is just loose on top of the driveshaft and stuck somewhere before the Lazarette, and oddly the blower was taped to one hose, the other hose went to the other side of the blower. Not sure what the benefit was really in recirculating air... Considering both were loose lying in the Lazarette, even without the direct loop I can't imagine the air exchange was very good. Hose won't get taken out till I get in behind the engine, still haven't figured out how to do that.
It was very nice to meet you, are you often in Vancouver?
Faster: What time did you stop by? If you let me know ahead of time, I'll be there for sure so long as it's not during work.