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01-27-2009 10:42 AM
sailingdog Xortó

You're lucky T37Chef can read at all... expecting him to understand it all is aiming a bit too high.
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Originally Posted by xort View Post
I just saw this for the first time a year later.

Read closely my original post:

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.
01-25-2009 04:47 PM
xort
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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
if your referring to the boat being trailered...who tows anything at 80 mph...on top of that in a heavy rainstorm.
I just saw this for the first time a year later.

Read closely my original post:

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.
01-25-2009 02:26 PM
sailingdog Nope, still making them according to their website.
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Originally Posted by lbdavis View Post
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.
01-23-2009 05:34 PM
jimq26
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.
eBay Motors: STAINLESS SOLAR POWERED DAY / NIGHT DECK VENTS 13027 (item 330301805355 end time Jan-25-09 18:34:51 PST)
01-23-2009 05:00 PM
lbdavis 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.
01-18-2008 07:13 PM
Trekka 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.
01-18-2008 05:32 PM
sailingdog The 4" vents move almost twice the air of the 3" vents, so if ventilation is the goal...go with the 4" vents.
01-18-2008 04:26 PM
Freesail99 The vents come in either 3 or 4 inch. I went with the 4 inch vent figuring, bigger hole equals more air movement.
01-18-2008 03:33 PM
Trekka
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Originally Posted by ereuter View Post
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.
01-18-2008 01:52 PM
T37Chef
Maybe a little exaggeration

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Originally Posted by xort View Post
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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