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Engine room air intake

Discussion in 'Ocean Yacht' started by Mike Gerus, Jun 3, 2020.

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  1. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    I'm thinking that the "guard box" fell off and a prior owner just discarded it? Mike, is there evidence of a prior attachment to the hull vent on that side?
  2. d_meister

    d_meister Senior Member

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    My thought was along the lines of a corroded hardware related fault.
    It's just a wild guess, anyway, since fire flaps are very rare, from my observations.
  3. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    Did we lose the OP?
  4. J Portz

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    If any of you are still available I have an E/R air vent question: We have owned our 1999 OA 510 Classico about a year. It has engine room blowers and associated air intake vents along both p & s hulls, about 4’ long. We recently noticed a toggle switch at the forward end and inside the vent, accessible from outside. Any thoughts on what that is?
  5. rtrafford

    rtrafford Senior Member

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    Potential fire shut down system to close the vents in the event of fire??
  6. J Portz

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    We don’t see any “dampers” that close when activated.
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    Did the original owner slip a security alarm switch in there to turn on and off from the dock?
    Just a wild thought.
  8. J Portz

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    Hm … that does sound wild, and a bit paranoid; I don’t think he was that sort, but one never knows what lurks in the hearts of men. It isn’t a remote E/R blower shut off - we checked that.