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post #17 of Old 06-07-2019
Tuna Driver
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Re: Solar Ventilation

I also have friends for whom the Nicro vents have worked well. For me, they junked out in less than two years twice over. We have a 22 foot boat with the vent in the forepeak. It sucks in air and exits through the companionway. I took the guts out of the Nicro and replaced it with a $10 USB fan that pushes three or four times the air. I got a cheap USB solar panel that only runs in the daytime when the air is not moist. Found that to be much better at drying sails than the day/night ones. The whole assembly unscrews for a solid port to be inserted when racing. There is an opportunity for someone to make money. I'm not the only one who has problems with the outrageously expensive Nicros.
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