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Old 03-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clamshell vents for a Post

Does anyone have a possible source for the white plastic clamshell covering my fuel vent on the side of the hull? Largest ones that I can find are 2"x2" Mine are somewhere around 2 3/4"
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Beau,

that seems like a pretty unique part.
I have wondered what the source is.

where did you find the 2x2 ones,
i dont need them now, but Id like to put the source in my log incase i do need them donw the road.

I have considered alwgrip or similar paint on a chrome one if i need one and cant source it.


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Old 03-25-2012, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 2x2s are pretty common on the net. Can't find anything larger. Hope the new Post site gets up and running soon. Post is known for its esoteric suppliers.
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Does anyone have a possible source for the white plastic clamshell covering my fuel vent on the side of the hull? Largest ones that I can find are 2"x2" Mine are somewhere around 2 3/4"
Is this large enough?

Beckson Marine Cowl Vent-White 6-1/4X7X3 BEC-C1 - Clam Shell Vents - JMSOnline.net Marine Supply and Boating Store


Too big?

How about this size?

Seachoice White Molded Clam Shell-Large SCP-16171 - Clam Shell Vents - JMSOnline.net Marine Supply and Boating Store

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Is this large enough?

Beckson Marine Cowl Vent-White 6-1/4X7X3 BEC-C1 - Clam Shell Vents - JMSOnline.net Marine Supply and Boating Store


Too big?

How about this size?

[url=http://www.jmsonline.net/molded-clam-shell-scp-16171.htm]Seachoice White Molded Clam Shell-Large SCP-16171 - Clam Shell Vents - JMSOnline.net Marine Supply and Boating

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The Seachoice is the type I'm looking for. It is the largest that I can find on the net, but I need one closer to 3". Thanks though.
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BEAU, take a dockwalk or a yard ramble and check out the smaller hullside vents on a Hatteras or two, preferably older ones, and you might find just what you're looking for. Then, try SAMS for the purchase.
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Thanks Loren. I'll check out SAMS. BTW, who or what is that? I definitely know what I am looking for, I have the original that got crushed this Winter.... I just can't find a vendor.
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These Vent, Clamshell, 3-3/4"L x 3-1/2"W x 1/2"H 331375-1 - SeaDog Line Vents Blowers and Hose @ MarineEngine.com could easily be powdercoated.

Sam goes for http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ell+Ventilator

Or if you're dead set on plastic, SSI Clamshell Vent Covers - White ABS - Ventilators - Ventilation - Downwind Marine has one about the right size. If not, contact the company directly Home Page but it shows in their catalogue http://www.ssicustomplastics.com/images/2012cat.pdf on pp. 22
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Hey Seafarer

Thanks for the info. I'm trying to stay original so i'll check out the ABS stuff.

Thanks again
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Beau,

I saw something close in the Freeport Marine catalouge today.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks RT. unfortunately, those are not large enough. But thanks.
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Thanks Loren. I'll check out SAMS. BTW, who or what is that? I definitely know what I am looking for, I have the original that got crushed this Winter.... I just can't find a vendor.
SAMS is an outfit (one store is in FLL, the other in NC(?)) that deal in Hatteras replacement parts.
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