Boatbuilding Blog

March 13, 2009

Mmmmm, Bronze

Filed under: Hardware — tomlarkin @ 8:44 am

These just came in. Two of the largest cowl-making companies have gone out of business lately, so it’s getting harder to find nice bronze cowl vents. These look nice and old-fashioned. From Davey & Company, via

Cowl vent   Vent & drain hole   Internal air vent holes with butterfly valves

The Dorade box is internal. The arrow in the second image points to the drain hole. Any water that comes in through the cowl will drain out there. The fresh air exits inside the boat through three vent holes. Each hole will have a stainless butterfly vent to close off the flow if needed. There is, of course, a matching vent on the starboard side.


1 Comment »

  1. Wow, Them cowls are pretty sharp.

    Comment by Kruez — March 15, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

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