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    I have a 1986 3270 and the circular solar vent above the galley has a small fan with a solar panel on top. The unit has never worked since I got the boat over a year ago. Now the o ring broke and I had to replace it but the unit still is not a tight fit and it leaks into the galley. Is there a replacement unit or a newer similar unit that will fit the approximate 3 1/2 inch circle on the deck just in front of the windshield?

    John

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    Lewmar makes a number of replacements. They are of high quality and Lewmar has been known to stand behind their warranties. The solar vent is one of the best things that happened to my boat. There is one above the v-berth and plays a huge role in maintaining cooler temperatures during the hot summer days. Get it replaced before summer and you'll feel the difference!

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      Ed,

      Thanks I was looking at the Nicro vent with the 3 3/4 cutout which will fit my existing hole. Many of the reviews were not good for this product so I will check out the Lewmar unit. We live in the Northwest and really do not get hot days but I am concerned about the moisture buildup so this should help. Thanks again.

      John

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        Hi John... While the vent is technically described as deterring moisture, it does not have a significant impact. I keep a peltier dehumidifier in the v-berth and one in the salon; and keep them turned on whenever I'm not at the boat. Over the course of a week, each unit will extract 5 to 8 ounces of water from the air. Ever since I've had these units in operation, the moisture has been kept under control quite well. During rainy periods, each unit will extract 10 to 12 ounces of water over the course of the two or three days after the storm. They're amazingly efficient and consume very little power (20ish watts per unit). Here is a link to the units I purchased. On a 3270, I'd put one where the galley, head, and v-berth meet, one in the salon, and one in the aft cabin. Hope this helps!

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