Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-02-2015, 02:56   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1
Cabin Fans

Any recommendations on cabin fans? Have heard good reviews about hella marine twin turbo.

Guy


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
EmeraldBay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 04:08   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,924
Re: Cabin Fans

Caframo
__________________

__________________
robert sailor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 04:43   #3
Registered User
 
bgallinger's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jupiter, FL
Boat: Hunter 340
Posts: 350
Images: 10
Send a message via AIM to bgallinger
Re: Cabin Fans

Just one...Caframo Sirroco
__________________
bgallinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 05:30   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,573
Images: 240
Re: Cabin Fans

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Guy.
Ditto ➥ http://www.caframo.com/marine/marine...sirocco807.php
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 05:32   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: 2017 - cruising west coast of Italy
Boat: Amazon 49 cutter, custom steel boat built in Surrey, Canada
Posts: 430
Images: 1
Re: Cabin Fans

We have used Hella and Caframo fans, and have settled on the Caframo Bora. We have three installed below decks over the berths. We really like the three speed feature.

I would also say the Hella Turbo is a fine fan. Personal preference, really.

Cheers!

Steve
__________________
steve77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 06:58   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 5,766
Re: Cabin Fans

http://www.caframo.com/marine/images/ultimate757.jpg

I will never own a fan again with a shroud!!! This moves a ton of air and is easy to clean


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
Sailmonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 07:20   #7
Registered User
 
four winds's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wandering the US Gulf Coast
Boat: 78 Pearson323 Four Winds
Posts: 2,136
Re: Cabin Fans

Two Hella three speed fans on my boat when purchased almost five years ago. Made in Germany of course.

Not sure how old they actually are but seem to be a good quality fan.

Low current draw and run for days without feeling warm to the touch on the motor housing.
__________________
Life begins at the waters edge.
four winds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2015, 23:50   #8
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 10,666
Re: Cabin Fans

Started out in the Hella Camp, am now firmly in the Caframo one, mostly due to ease of cleaning and purchase price.
__________________
Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 01:18   #9
Registered User
 
Mirage Gecko's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Boat: Seawind 1200 TEC 3
Posts: 430
Re: Cabin Fans

Plus one for Caframo although in this country much more expensive than anything else I have seen.But so quiet in comparison and the timer function is great.
Chris
__________________
Mirage Gecko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 03:23   #10
Registered User
 
Strait Shooter's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Straits of Juan De Fuca
Boat: Ingrid
Posts: 786
Re: Cabin Fans

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailmonkey View Post
http://www.caframo.com/marine/images/ultimate757.jpg

I will never own a fan again with a shroud!!! This moves a ton of air and is easy to clean


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum

And it is?
Manufacturer and model?
__________________
"Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” (Michael Leboeuf)
Strait Shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 03:34   #11
Registered User
 
Rustic Charm's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Boat: Bieroc 36 foot Ketch
Posts: 4,898
Re: Cabin Fans

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate View Post
Started out in the Hella Camp, am now firmly in the Caframo one, mostly due to ease of cleaning and purchase price.
$135 on eBay with free postage.
__________________
Rustic Charm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 04:14   #12
Registered User
 
hoppy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40
Posts: 2,842
Re: Cabin Fans

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Guy.
Ditto ➥ Caframo - Ecofans, specialty fans and heaters, overhead stirrers
They look interesting, except there are a lot of comments on westmarine about their lack of durability
__________________
S/Y Jessabbé http://www.jessabbe.com/
hoppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 04:34   #13
Registered User
 
jstevens's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: On board Sarah, currently lying in Jacksonville, FL
Boat: Pearson, 424, 42', Sarah
Posts: 582
Images: 4
Re: Cabin Fans

I've got 5 Caframo Bora fans and 2 Hella fans in my cabins. During the summer months in FL most of them are run 24x7.

I'm very satisfied with all of them. My experience is summarized below.
  1. Durability: Hands down the Hellas are more durable. My 2 Hellas were installed in 2000 and are still going strong. Over the past 8 years I've had to replace 2 Caframos.
  2. Quiet: The Caframos are much more quiet at each of the speed settings than the Hellas. This is especially true at the lowest speed setting. I have a Caframo over my bunk and I can leave it running all night without disturbing my sleep.
  3. Efficiency: The Caframos seem to move more air at the lower settings.
  4. Automation: My aft cabin Caframos automatically turn on when I'm transmitting at 12mHz on my SSB. How did they know I wanted that feature?

I think the Caframo durability issue can be minimized by frequent cleaning. I think the failures were due to grease and dirt build up on the blades which caused a premature failure of the bearings. No failures in the last 2 years.

John
__________________
jstevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 05:00   #14
Registered User
 
hoppy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40
Posts: 2,842
Re: Cabin Fans

The durability comments were related to the Sirroco with it's gimbal mounting. Sounds like if you move it around too much you will get a bad connection.
__________________
S/Y Jessabbé http://www.jessabbe.com/
hoppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2015, 05:01   #15
Registered User
 
ErikFinn's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Malaysia, Thailand
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 430
Posts: 832
Re: Cabin Fans

Quote:
Originally Posted by jstevens View Post
Quiet: The Caframos are much more quiet at each of the speed settings than the Hellas. This is especially true at the lowest speed setting.

I can attest to this also, had a chance to compare the two recently.
__________________

__________________
ErikFinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cabin

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cabin fans on low voltage Guy Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 8 04-03-2014 10:40
C42 MkII 2 cabin vs. 3 cabin Aprilmu General Sailing Forum 0 01-05-2013 10:08
Hella Fans Caframo Fans Brushless Fans cat man do Construction, Maintenance & Refit 37 05-09-2012 01:45
Cabin Fans The Doctor Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 47 19-07-2010 17:54
Making a 3-Cabin Boat a 2-cabin Boat zoof98 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 23-06-2009 05:17



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.