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post #11 of 23 Old 12-01-2007
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For what it's worth:
I installed a stainless nicro vent on my van back in 1998. It has never allowed water in, even when driving at 80mph in a heavy rainstorm.
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I installed a Nicro day/night vent to replace the passive one in the head when I bought my current boat 18 years ago. Unit has been very reliable - only have had to replace the battery twice in all that time. I do not even notice the very low noise level any more even though it's located right on the other side of a bulkhead where my head is when sleeping. Great product.
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I'd like to put one of these in my head area as well, but I have a hard plastic headliner in my Pearson 30. Anyone installed one in a situation where the deck and headliner have some space between them? I called Nicro and they said they used to sell a sleeve for this but don't any more.

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Maybe a little exaggeration

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For what it's worth: even when driving at 80mph in a heavy rainstorm.
Man...that is one fast sailboat you have, Alex would be jealous And if your referring to the boat being trailered...who tows anything at 80 mph...on top of that in a heavy rainstorm.

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I'd like to put one of these in my head area as well, but I have a hard plastic headliner in my Pearson 30. Anyone installed one in a situation where the deck and headliner have some space between them? I called Nicro and they said they used to sell a sleeve for this but don't any more.
I don't think that would be a problem. The sleeve of the vent is plenty long enough to cover the space. The only Q would be attaching. If through bolting is not necessary, then, once the hole is cut and vent positioned, you can put screws into the fiberglass. Or if through bolting is necessary you could cut some sections of wood to fill the gap where the bolts would pass through. Just need some small pieces to put the bolts through. Again, the sleeve of the vent is about 3" if I recall.
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The vents come in either 3 or 4 inch. I went with the 4 inch vent figuring, bigger hole equals more air movement.

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The 4" vents move almost twice the air of the 3" vents, so if ventilation is the goal...go with the 4" vents.

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Agree on 4" vs 3" plus the size of the units is the same, or very nearly. So might as well go for the larger hole.

Btw, for replacement of the "C" sized NiCads in the older models I found them for about $7/pair at Radio trash.
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I want to put two 4" Nicro solar vents in this spring, but it looks like Nicro has stopped making these. I hate to buy something I know I can't replace.

Can anyone confirm/deny that Nicro is no longer making 4" solar vents?

Yes, Dawg, I know this thread is a year old.

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I installed one of these 2 years ago & love it!

Specs (see link) call for a 4.5" cut out. It has a switch to turn it on/off, and comes with two fan setups - one for intake, and one to exhaust - works great even under my white winter tarp. I just checked the boat an hour ago, and the fan was exhausting just fine.
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