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i have a plastic solar vent that came with the boat. i like the fact that the fan is always going to keep humidity out . it is on the cabin top. i have to keep a 5 gallon pail on the table under it when i leave the boat because when it rains some water will leak in.
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Gee mine generally leaks when it rains.When sunny & calm no problem at all. marc
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i have a plastic solar vent that came with the boat. i like the fact that the fan is always going to keep humidity out . it is on the cabin top. i have to keep a 5 gallon pail on the table under it when i leave the boat because when it rains some water will leak in.
I've got two Nicro solar vents, the older more expensive model that came with a bronze deck ring, and they don't leak at all. Been running for close to FIVE years now too.
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Does anyone have experience with these installed on hatchboards? Does the reduced exposure to sunlight from being vertical or facing away from the sun certain times of day make a big difference in their operation?

Regarding water ingress from it being vertical I was planning on installing a small hood above it..
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Thanks to everyone, your all great as always and the best advice. Let you know how it turns out.
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I am not understanding why someone would put a 4" hole in a deck. Dorads okay, if you can plug in heavy weather. The problem I see is if you go upside down that's alot of water that can get in. I won't even mention core problems if not installed correctly. All this for a little air that a porthole provides when needed. I would glass it and fair it then gelcoat it. Just me.
Based on your username, I'm assuming that you spend a lot of time in open water. However, many of the rest of us don't, and adequate ventilation with deck top vents isn't a problem.
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