Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-07-2010, 22:11   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: PerthWestern Australia
Boat: Atkinson 45
Posts: 6
Thanks everyone! Caframo seem to be the go. Cheers The Doc
__________________

__________________
The Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 01:53   #17
Registered User
 
Nauticatarcher's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mooloolaba, Qld
Boat: Islander Freeport 36
Posts: 396
We used large wall mounted oscillating 240VAC fans cheap to buy and really move air, motors dont last long unless you use pure sine wave inverter though
__________________

__________________
Nauticatarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 04:46   #18
Registered User
 
EllanVannin's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Boat: Beneteau 40CC Oceanus 1998
Posts: 123
Springers Brisbane Solar Panels, Power and Energy > BP Solar Grid Connection Home and RV

We use Caframo too and the above address is where we have purchased supplies in Australia.

Hope this helps
__________________
EllanVannin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 04:47   #19
Registered User
 
EllanVannin's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Boat: Beneteau 40CC Oceanus 1998
Posts: 123
Oops that didn't work quite right

try this time

Springers Brisbane Solar Panels, Power and Energy > BP Solar Grid Connection Home and RV
__________________
EllanVannin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 08:47   #20
cruiser

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa to New York
Boat: Morgan 33 OutIsland, Magic and 33' offshore scott design "Cutting Edge"
Posts: 1,594
Never heard about fires from 02 cool fans, could see how it would be possible hooking up directly to a circuit fused much higher than .5 amp. Would recommend installing a fuseholder in the feed line as I did or putting on low amp circuit.
__________________
forsailbyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 09:15   #21
Registered User
 
mbianka's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,125
Images: 1
Feeling HOT HOT HOT!

Been in the 90 to 100 degree F here on the Isle of Long almost all last week. My Carfamo model 747
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: FEELING HOT, HOT HOT? WHAT WORKS!
has been operating pretty much 24/7 during that time. It has been on board I think for over ten years. Never felt the need for air conditioning as long as I could turn it on.

Capt. Mike
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG
__________________
mbianka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 17:38   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,441
For "The Doctor" who's going to buy Caframo,

This is Ann writing, not Jim.

We, too, started out with Hella fans, 2 speed. They lasted quite well, IMO. HOWEVER, dust happens at sea and near land, and the Hella's are a PITA to dust! We have a Caframo in the galley, and it is quiet, and the blades are easy to clean with a wipe of the sponge while washing up. We also have a TMC oscillating fan from Whitworth's [an Australian Chandlery chain] on sale. It quit oscillating in its first year, is quite noisey and also a PITA to clean.

So, here's my advice: when you buy your Caframo fans, buy a spare set of blades for each one you buy--the blades are fragile, once you've departed the US, it can take a long time for replacement blades to get to you from Canada, and life is so much better with air circulating enough to dry your perspiration.

Ann Cate, s/v Insatiable II, lying MBTBC marina, Manly, Qld
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 00:02   #23
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by forsailbyowner View Post
Never heard about fires from 02 cool fans, could see how it would be possible hooking up directly to a circuit fused much higher than .5 amp. Would recommend installing a fuseholder in the feed line as I did or putting on low amp circuit.
The fans we bought look like the O2 fans. They came with an AC adapter and a cigarette lighter cord. They had internal rechargeable batteries.

I cut the fused lighter plug off, installed an inline fuse and wired them into the cabin services circuit.

They blow a ton of air and run for about 4 hours after shut down which is nice when farting around below getting off the boat.

One is still going strong the other lasted 3 years and failed recently.

At around $20 I think I got value.

I just couldn't be convinced that $150 fans were the way to go.
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 07:16   #24
Registered User
 
wind rose ll's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Boat: Bayfield 36
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by forsailbyowner View Post
Never heard about fires from 02 cool fans, could see how it would be possible hooking up directly to a circuit fused much higher than .5 amp. Would recommend installing a fuseholder in the feed line as I did or putting on low amp circuit.
I had gone to the "TARGET" link provided by a previous poster and in their listing as in most retailers websites they have a section where you can rate the product based on personnel experience and two persons had reportd fires.
Dave
__________________
wind rose ll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 08:48   #25
Registered User
 
SariTimur's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seward, Alaska
Boat: William Garden Ketch
Posts: 170
Sari Timur had mostly hella fans we started replacing some with the Caframo. For about half of the price. We were pretty impressed with the results and told our local Singapore supplier she should look into these. She did and started offering them quite a bit cheaper than WM. So we bought some more from her. Think we will stay with Caframo for a while.
__________________
SariTimur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 18:27   #26
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
SariTimur - Is that MarinTech or Raffles?
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 18:41   #27
Registered User
 
sded's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Diego
Boat: J40 #33 since 1987
Posts: 228
We are still using Hella fans approaching 20 years old with no failures. But they are a PITA to dust. In Mexico we ran them 24/7 for 7 months with no problems. And moved them around to concentrate the air as necessary. No reason to switch at this point; they all still work. Looks like there are other good fan choices, but we have no complaints-although we probably bought them when they were cheaper.
__________________
sded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 18:50   #28
Registered User
 
bewitched's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 885
Images: 3
Has anyone used 12v computer fans?
__________________
bewitched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 19:45   #29
Registered User
 
SariTimur's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seward, Alaska
Boat: William Garden Ketch
Posts: 170
MarinTech. We bought the first one up in Langkawi and were impressed so ordered one in the States (Only had room in Luggage for one) and told Jessie these were pretty good she ought to stock some. The next time we wandered into the shop she said she now had them and the price was the cheapest we paid anywhere at that point.
__________________
SariTimur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 19:52   #30
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by bewitched View Post
Has anyone used 12v computer fans?
our boat, being a production boat, came with the ducts pre-installed for air conditioning, which we opted not to install. So I used 5" muffin fans (removed from dead mainframe computers) to pipe air through the ducts. Works great because there's very little draw, almost no noise, and the fans keep the air circulating through the sleeping cabins.

I run the muffin fans 24/7, and after four years they haven't even hiccuped.

Make sure to pay attention to polarity when you wire them. If you switch the positive and negative leads, you'll fry the fan instantly. Don't ask how I know this.
__________________

__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash 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
For Leopard Fans StuckInTexas Multihull Sailboats 4 09-12-2009 06:19
Fans JusDreaming Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 42 15-07-2009 10:47
Where to buy 12v low amp fans Bradley Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 4 26-10-2008 20:14
Hella fans alternative zeppelin General Sailing Forum 4 16-10-2008 06:27
12v outlets and fans Jack Long Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12 18-09-2008 19:32



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:57.


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.