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FWIW,

I purchased 4 total similar to the one below from ACE for all of $12.00 each. The first one I purchased about 3 years ago still runs fine. I remove the front covers, I couldn't stomach the look. They can move some air, have two speeds, and oscillate. I also like that the switch is not mounted on the fan, but in the wire so I can mount the switch where it is more easily turned on/off. I have done this in the V Berth so I can control the speed and on/off by my head rather than having to get up ( Have that mounted right next to the Tacktick Remote LOL)

If $$ were no issue I would buy the Hella or Caframo but cant justify the added cost at this time. For me the power saving isn't much of a consideration yet either .


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I have had a couple of the $12 ones for 3 years only problem one of the base clamps broke but the fan still works, I just mounted it to a piece of wood & clamped it with a woodworking spring clamp till I buy another
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YUP, PC fans for sure..
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Hella and Coframo are simply the best you can buy. Low draw, low noise and long lasting. If you don't mind a fan drawing half amps a regular freezer does, if you sleep like a rock, you'll find a bunch of cheap options, but remember to charge your batteries every morning and don't answer if someone ask who was that draggon roaring last night. Also, if you don't mind an uggly piece like a PC fan, or if your boat is allaround uggly anyway, you could try to hang a PC fan that is quiet but draws a lot anyway. Replace it every few weeks.

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shawn those are the same fan i got from walmart, for 9 bucks but one speed and white
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I use a few different kinds of fans, some like the one Chef posted, and some other PC fans, some new, some from old PC's that people were getting rid of. I like the PC fans because they are so available, people are always throwing away perfectly good PC fans.

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