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Old 03-10-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Vetus Dorade Vents

I have 4 Vetus dorade vents that go to the engine room. The vents are plastic and are getting rather trashy looking. I would like to replace them but the Vetus site has the ones that look to be my size (Yogi 2 but not sure) and are expensive. All I need are the vents, not the locking rings or base. Been looking for something on the net that might fit my base and not a bank breaker. Anyone dealt with this issue? Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Vetus Dorade Vents

Lots of options available like

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:35 AM   #3
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RE: Vetus Dorade Vents

If you want them to last Nicro Fico , or metal is about the only long term solution.

Riveting up copper ones is a nice EZ winter project.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:59 AM   #4
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RE: Vetus Dorade Vents

Browzing thru old posts on a rainy Sunday...** advice may be too late for you, but for others interested in re-habbing dorade vents:*

I used a spray product called Nicro-Cote on the Vetus vents on my old* Catalina sailboat and it made them look brand new.* I just sanded down the surface a little with 220 paper to get a good surface for the paint, and sprayed on 2 coats.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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RE: Vetus Dorade Vents

Nice looking job ARoss. Another possibility is truck bed liner. That stuff sticks to anything, I guess if you want to see it black. I sandblasted my lunch anchor and had Line X spray it. It is holding up great, same as most things will.*Steve
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