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Re: Dorade boxes???
I gotta say that the OP's picture of his 'deadlights' look like some PO removed what were probably Dorade vents from those locations. The shape of the deadlights is perfect for a Dorade box.
That said, we have Dorade vents in a similar location with no guards on our 27' boat. They kind of look like Shrek ears but overall I am happy with them. The jib sheets can get messed up with the vents but I find that rarely happens. In 10 years I have only had to buy new ones once, or was it twice?
For h'cane Sandy I removed the vents and installed the plugs in the vent openings. Probably saved myself about $80 right there.
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