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Old 22-09-2013, 10:18   #1
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Solar Vent

Wondering if this is a good idea. I wish to vent my anchor locker with a deck mounted solar vent. The anchor locker is is open to storage area below V Berth where holding tank is located. My hope is that by venting this space it will draw air through cabinets in V Berth and through anchor locker to keep this area dry.
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Re: Solar Vent

I'd be very concerned that a wave over the bow would enter the boat via the vent. Some have baffles to protect again rain and spray, but I doubt it would be effective if you were taking waves over the bow. And a 3" or 4" hole in the deck could let a LOT of water in . . .
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Re: Solar Vent

Yes that is a concern I have had. I would like to find a way to vent that area directly to the outside.
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Old 22-09-2013, 11:43   #4
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Re: Solar Vent

I installed a Nicro vent in the 4" port atop my vberth. It allows light through the transparent center and has a sliding baffle that can be used to adjust or close it if need be. I just glued it in place with 5200 as it fit pretty snug.

Looking at the design of it I think it would be a pretty bad day if water was working its way through the vent into your boat as it has a trap type setup. I think near submersion would be needed if vent were left open and if that is the case you would have bigger issues to worry about.
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