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Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-05-2009, 10:24 AM Reply   
While pulling the old stereo equipment out of my boat I noticed neither of the vent hose coming of the opening in from of my windshield were connected to the hole in the floor.

Now that I have installed new amps I am partial cover the hole on the port side and my sub box will partly cover the hole on the starboard side.

What is the propose if the vents? Can I close them off? My only other idea is to reduce the 3" drier hose type line to a 1-1/2" hose and drop that into the hole in the floor. Any ideas?
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-05-2009, 10:43 AM Reply   
thoase vents provide ventalation ( think fume build up) to your bilge and back into yrou engine compartment. Keep them.

Rememebr this is nto liek a car that has lots of ventalation. In a boat you are in essence putting a motor in a sealed box
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-05-2009, 10:44 AM Reply   
ya you need those vents and they need to be hooked up with 3"
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-05-2009, 7:46 PM Reply   
You REALLY do need those vents a 1.5" hose has less than 1/4 of the airflow of a 3" hose.
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-05-2009, 8:28 PM Reply   
Keep them open!
Those vents are there for a reason, to let your bilge breathe.
It would be similar to blocking off the grill of a car or truck.
Old    Michael Bouchard (mbouchard)      Join Date: May 2006       03-06-2009, 5:32 AM Reply   
not only is it a good idea - it is the law - two intake and two exhaust vents - coast guard regulations for inboards.
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-06-2009, 6:03 AM Reply   
Thanks. I'll work on a solution.
Old    salty87 (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-06-2009, 6:31 AM Reply   
build a hose into your box and let it flow thru
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-06-2009, 6:50 AM Reply   
I think I can make it work on the sub side.

Here is what I am working with on the other side.

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I think I'll get the largest 90deg that will fit in the hole and run it up to the vent.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-06-2009, 7:27 AM Reply   
You can use PVC, or any type, pipe instead of flexible hose.

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