Endeavours put in a ton of ventilation on their boats, with 4 large opening hatches, and 16 opening port lights, makes for a lot of ventilation... unfortunately, that doesn't work well at sea, or when the boat is tied up to the marina and you can't leave them open. Then the ventilation drops to zero....
I love the look of stainless steel
cowl vents with white or red powder coated interiors, on a nicely varnished or even white fiberglass
dorade. Makes the boat look great IMO, although they do get in the way with lines I would think, but then pipe can be installed to counter this...
So I just price
out how much it would cost to install 6 4" or 5" dorades vs nicro solar
6 4" vents with dorades (vetus) $3697 plus installing them
6 5" vents with dorades Vetus $4734+
I have 2 of the nicro vents, haven't installed them yet.. they are the 4" models, moves over 1000cfh of air, and can be closed off. Of course they are electrical
powered, so can go bad after a time... I planned on installing them in the heads.
So what amount of air does the cowl vents really move. I would figure you would lose some thru the dorade boxes thru the water
6 4" Nicro vents $900.
One thing is.. they don't look no where near as good as a well maintained cowl. But at a difference of 2800 usd... Even if you had to change them out every 5 years.. or so. Might be a better option.
Not looking to do this anytime soon, got other projects. But I wondered.
So if anyone has owned 2 different boats, with the different systems, or the same boat and changed them out, and can comment on the value of one vrs the other. I would appreciate it.
Happy new year.