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Old 06-10-2008, 11:25 AM
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Solar Fan?

I was thinking about adding one of these to my cover
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ID=1008&r=view
I was worried about the cover tearing around the hole you cut for the fan. Any thoughts or any other ideas how I can get air to circulate better?
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:26 AM
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looks like a waste of $$$$ IMHO!!!!
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:07 PM
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I have put several types of vents in my boat covers including the one you show. I usually have to put my boat away while it is still damp. Just the dehumidifier doesn't get the damp air out fast enough so I put exhaust vents in the cover (one at the high spot of the cockpit and one in the bow) and a small fan in the boat on a timer set to turn it off after 24 hours. I used to just leave a corner of the boat cover open but crap would still blow into the boat.
I have never had a problem with the cover tearing. I am careful to cut a smooth hole and mount the vent firmly. I haven't use the solar powered one for very long, don't know how effective they are or how the extra weight on the cover will be.

I've used this one a lot in the past with no problems
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ID=1008&r=view
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:10 PM
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If you're really worried about the cover tearing, put super glue around the cut edge. It will soak in and harden nicely.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:56 PM
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I have no way to get power to the boat, it's on a hoist on a pond in the middle of a corn field. I always put the boat away damp. I have been fighting mildew all year so I am trying to come up with a way to vent the damb thing.
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