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Old 03-20-2016, 09:47 PM
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Covering up bow ladder holes?

Not crazy about how this looks. Anyone find a way to cover the holes up some and still allow the ladder to function?
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:28 AM
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I don't think that's a good idea. Those holes are the only way to get air into the engine compartment when under way. Cover those up and you will need to run your blower all the time.

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Old 03-21-2016, 07:38 AM
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Covering up bow ladder holes?

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I don't think that's a good idea. Those holes are the only way to get air into the engine compartment when under way. Cover those up and you will need to run your blower all the time.

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What about the boats without the ladder option that have the solid lid with no holes?

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That's a good question.

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Aren't the holes so that the ladder lid can be closed with the ladder deployed for easy boardin?
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:58 AM
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Aren't the holes so that the ladder lid can be closed with the ladder deployed for easy boardin?
That is correct. You really only have 2 options here. Lose your bow ladder and get the solid cover or live with the holes and keep your functioning bow ladder.
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I was thinking through options like a vinyl rubber piece that would be flexible enough to let the ladder work. Or the bristle cover that you see for some outlets but let wires pass through. Or something that slides to one side.
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Seems like a lot of unessessary work to me. The holes serve a purpose, why cover them, they are only visible when you're out of the boat.
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I don't think that's a good idea. Those holes are the only way to get air into the engine compartment when under way. Cover those up and you will need to run your blower all the time.

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Doesn't the blower blow air (fumes) out of the engine compartment not into it?
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