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Hull & Deck >> Vents Project Description

Progress on this endeavor could only be accomplished with a collaborative effort involving many innovative products, companies and individuals. To find out more about these companies and products, select any one of the company links below.

Sponsors For This Project: Munters

Hull Vent Design

After determining placement (more info in engine section) and size, a cardboard shape was drawn, cut and then taped to the boat for viewing.
The shape was changed several times before we were happy with the results. Measurements were given to Munters along with the engine requirements and a determination was made that the area would support the air needed. This is due greatly to Munters almost free flow. The vents will now be manufactured with a 3/4" frame. The hole will be cut and the vent placed bedded and screwed in place. Since the vent frame will be white Starboard and the vents themselves are a white high grade pvc, they will not require paint. More information on this project can be found in engine section.

Hull Vent Design

Munters' Vents

This is the front side of the starboard vent from Munters. The proper size hole will be cut and the unit will be installed. These units will provide the proper amount of air for the Detroit Engines without water or salt and without contributing to the station-wagon effect. The bottom horizontal slots drain water out so there is no need for interior plumbing. Munters' engineers have made installation very easy.
In this photo, you can see the cut mark to install a Munters vent in the side of the hull. Note the two areas taped off. The right side area proved to be too close for me to cut properly. Moving the cut forward 9 1/2" solved the problem.

Marking Cut for Vent

Cut Made!

The cut has been made! You can see the Munter vent sitting on the cat-walk.
I cut the hole and slid the Munter vent in and it looked great. But, I knew it would look better if it was flush. This cut was 1/2" deep and only through the outer layer of glass.

Flush Cut

Flush Mounted Munters

I knew making it flush would be trick! What a difference that extra work made and I am so glad that Dave helped in finishing the second cut.
The Munters' vent blends in very well while providing the engines with much needed salt-free air.


Munters Adds Style

The self-draining vent adds some character in a subtle way.
Munters, looking good.

Looking Good

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