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Re: Dorade boxes???

Thanks...The contoured guards look good.

I would definitely do boxes if the guards won't interfere with the sheets during a tack
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Re: Dorade boxes???

mine have no guards and i enjoy air flow via these features with no ingress of water if and when any comes over my bow....
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Re: Dorade boxes???

I find dorades are great, but not perfect. Even in driving rain at the marina, I can occasionally get ingress. It is wise to have the round cap to remove the vent and cover them over for severe weather. Or, perhaps just a vinyl cover would work, if you can secure it.
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Re: dorade SS replacements

I have the fiberglass molded dorade boxes with the plastic bases and use the PVC dorades, like the set-up shown in photo posted by Faster.
Has anyone tried to replace the plasitc base ring and replace with SS Dorades?
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Thanks...The contoured guards look good.

I would definitely do boxes if the guards won't interfere with the sheets during a tack
The whole point of the guards is so the lines can slide over them rather than snagging on the cowls.

They provide great grab rails as well.
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I have the fiberglass molded dorade boxes with the plastic bases and use the PVC dorades, like the set-up shown in photo posted by Faster.
Has anyone tried to replace the plasitc base ring and replace with SS Dorades?
Yes, we replaced with a Yogi- got a better price than this although they arent cheap. Nice cosmetic addition and bling for the boat. Works excellent and takes 6 minutes to install.

http://www.go2marine.com/product/211...-aisi-316.html

Vetus makes great products in many areas.

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Re: Dorade boxes???

Pardon my ignorance; but WTH keeps the wet stuff out?
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Re: Dorade boxes???

Thanks, Faster. Yer dwg cleared up details nicely. Very much like a rain-proof roof vent, with the exception of the "box" separator.
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I have only removed mine for hurricanes no water has ever come in during normal storms
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