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    Default Bilge vent placement?

    If I add to the transom it is not flush (will they bend a tad?) and it goes from the rub rail to the top with a small gap. If I put it on the top it is even a bigger gap. The only place it is flush is in the sides in rear? What do you think?


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    Easy fix! Get rid of the engine cover, then add a blower and OT headers.

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    I wish


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    get rid of the sun deck.put a dog house on it.......

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    Working on the exact thing with the same vents right now. I am looking at installing it in the corner or my engine hatch, I have two so one on each side and one will have a hose to a blower. Mounting blower directly below, short hose and when lid is up shouldn't be in the way. They are aluminum so you can bend them, I think you would need to bend then bolt in not try to bend as you tighten down, could fracture glass. Just my two cents. Good luck

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    The last pic is where I would put them.


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    Mine are on the sides... driver side is hooked up to hose/fan an the pass side just lets air in. The vents you have should be able to except handles right? I thought about putting one like yours in center top of trans removing ski tow/tie down but the holes where already in sides...
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    Ya that is only place I can figure. I did get the handles with the vents. Anything special I need to use when drilling fiberglass?


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    Drill in reverse first to avoid cracking/chip gel. The handles are bitchn but would look an be more useful if on top of trans kinda in front of steps. If your gonna do sides an just vents use machine threads with nut/washer to avoid the cracking from a wood type screw...
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    I would look at installing the vents on the back or sides of the engine hatch. If you install them on the back or side of the boat it looks like they would be close to the water line and could possible take on water in chop.

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    Engine hatch. Rear corner lower side. This will not effect the hull/gel, will not get in the way once it is snugged down to the upholstery. what you are thinking is really low for the freeboard on that hull and a few waves will get in the vent. No way would I cut 2 large holes in the cap on that beautiful boat.
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    I thought about that. I think that would be the best. What about the handles and pulling on the them? I would think it should be ok right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSober View Post
    I thought about that. I think that would be the best. What about the handles and pulling on the them? I would think it should be ok right?


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    You have swim steps. What would you use handles for? Just wondering.
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    People seem to pull on anything when they are on my boat lol. Maybe just vents and leave the handles in the garage


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