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Old 31-12-2019, 10:52   #1
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Best cabin FANS?

Ideas on the best cabin fans for moving air in our moored 26 foot North Sea cruiser?
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Old 31-12-2019, 11:01   #2
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Re: Best cabin FANS?

Hola,

I have used several different types of fans on several different boats over many years and still find myself installing Camframo fans when given the choice. I have had great luck with them, they are fairly quiet, many models have multiple speeds/power draw configurations and they move decent air for their relatively compact size/footprint. Just one ignorant mans opinion. Good luck in your search and stay cool........or warm as the case may be.

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Old 31-12-2019, 11:02   #3
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We love our Ryobi 18v/120v fans. Move them around as needed.
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Old 31-12-2019, 11:05   #4
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Re: Best cabin FANS?

I have installed the open cage camframo fans. The work great, draw low power and move a lot of air.

I think in the v birth I'd install ones that can lay flat against the wall if I did it again.

Cabin, galley and nav station I like the open cage ones
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Re: Best cabin FANS?

I’ve got several of the little Carafamo fans, they are OK, just don’t move much air for the noise they make, they can’t really by design.
This is an astonishingly low power draw fan and runs off of 24VDC, as it comes it has a wall wart, but 12 to 24 converters are plentiful. It uses about 1/3 the power of an 8” table fan we had and moves twice as much air, and is nearly silent. It also oscillates and will blow air though the whole salon.
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Uses a half amp the way we run it, and 1.5 amps wide open
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I have installed the open cage camframo fans. The work great, draw low power and move a lot of air.

I think in the v birth I'd install ones that can lay flat against the wall if I did it again.

Cabin, galley and nav station I like the open cage ones
We really like the open frame Caframos. They move more air than caged ones, but most important is they are easy to clean. If you use fans pretty much non-stop in the tropics the blades get dirty and grimy.
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Old 31-12-2019, 15:19   #7
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Re: Best cabin FANS?

Thank you one and all! I am considering the ; Noctua NF-P14r redux-1500 PWM 4-Pin fan. It was designed in Austria, and I have a great respect for Teutonic engineering!
My only issue will be the 4 pin connector as I will be coming from a 2 pin on the boat side.
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Re: Best cabin FANS?

hapibeli, I see that you have something you're interested in, but I thought I'd pass along our experience, for whatever it might be worth. We've had this boat 17 yrs. It had two Caframo open soft blade fans when we bought her 2nd hand. We're still using them. Their blades are easy to clean. I'd buy them again.

We also have an old Hella 2 speed, from the previous boat. It will be over 25 yrs. old, rarely used on high speed (too noisy for me), and it is a veritable pita to clean, but it has given really good service. (I keep it bagged when not in use, to cut down on dust accumulation.)



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Re: Best cabin FANS?

This question does seem to come up quite often, and it's always the open-frame Caframos that seem to come out on top.
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Old 01-01-2020, 18:50   #10
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The Caframo Scirroco model is the best. I have have some fail after a year or so of hard use but they have upgraded the design and my last set seems good. They have three speeds, move more air and are quieter than the open ones. They are expensive but I consider a good fan in each cabin essential. Caframo has good customer service too, if your fan fails under warranty they will ship you a new one. If you buy the open ones, order the extra blades because they fail.
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Old 04-01-2020, 23:37   #12
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These Guest fans are unbelievable!!!

They move an incredible amount of air on 12vdc. Very powerful. Very reliable.



The monohull I'm selling is loaded with them. Getting more for the Catamaran.
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