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