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    Hi, my name is Darlene.

    I owe a 2008 30Ft. 300 cruiser with twin 220 mercruiser.

    I have a leak that is entering through a bolt into the core and bilge. I can access the bolt through the transom shower panel but tightening it does no good. I need to access it from the outside.

    On the exterior port side near stern there is a 4ft long fin shaped panel that is open on the front and bottom to allow air in and out because this is where the blower vent is located. This is were the water is accumulating. Does any one know how to remove this panel. There are no bolts, screws or clamps and I don't want to force it off and end up breaking it.

    Thank you

    Darlene

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    These vents do leak sometimes. I found on my 2850 they were mostly the reason my bilge was wet. I eliminated them on my boat by covering the original holes with aluminum plate, sikaflex and some Stainless steel screws, then changing the blower outputs to these type vents:

    Clamshell pvc vents: (Edit: I used the 'cowl' vents rather than the clamshell style)

    http://www.westmarine.com/buy/popula...er-ventilation

    It took a bit of work but I'm very happy with them. No more leaks!!!

    Now as far as your question, all the ones I've seen have an outer part and an inner part. The outer part is screwed through the hull into the inner part with 6-10 screws around the perimiter of the outside.

    If you can't see screws on the outside of the boat then I'm at a loss as to how they are fastened.

    Sorry I can't help more.

    Chay

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      #3
      If they are the same as the ones on a 2651: the lattice work should move one way and then you can carefully remove this piece by prying up on one edge.(right or left, depends on which side of the boat you are on) with this lattice removed you can then see the screws to remove the housing.watch out for the ductwork attached to one or both of them. Hope this helps!

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        #4
        cfoss wrote:
        These vents do leak sometimes. I found on my 2850 they were mostly the reason my bilge was wet. I eliminated them on my boat by covering the original holes with aluminum plate, sikaflex and some Stainless steel screws, then changing the blower outputs to these type vents:

        Chay
        Chay,

        I would love to see pictures of how you did this install. I saw Rick's setup with SS flashing on top of the vents which works for him but I've been waiting to find a better solution (so far, I use a special vinyl tape to flash the vents when moored). PM me or post if you can.

        Gary.

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