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Dorade box replacement
« on: January 02, 2022, 11:10:39 AM »

Time to replace the dorade boxes
Some people have used the Nicro solar replacement, which does not look like much.
And others have suggested Vetus, Plastimo etc
Naturally I would like not to have to drill new holes and to use my old cowl vents that i carefully repainted with white enamel inside and gold leaf paint on the outside (never tarnishes that way)
Is the opening to the cabin 3 1/2 ?
Some of the options are no longer made. Wonder if anyone has done this recently?
Cliff Rieders, c34 tall rig, 1990, hull #1022

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Re: Dorade box replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 02:32:07 PM »

« Last Edit: January 02, 2022, 02:33:26 PM by Stu Jackson »
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Re: Dorade box replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 09:06:44 PM »

My replacement is shown in the 2nd link provided.  I went with Vetus boxes and chinook vents.  I considered the larger deck penetration but I elected not to.  After living with the install for a bit, I cant see the hole enlarging to have been worth the effort.
Alex - Seattle, WA
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