Finished up the Nicro solar vents on Encore just in time

Posted By on March 10, 2012


Not much writing here, but wanted to add a couple of the solar vent project photos and the rebedding of the hatch (since it was raining, it was a great time to check the seal).

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And of course the fidgety Taylor just waiting for the rain to stop …

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I’m including a couple aft positioning photos for davits planning …

EDIT: Adding an additional photo below of the Nicro Day/Night Solar Vent (inside)


  • One of the two Nicro Vents that I’ve been using has stopped working early this past summer (2014). I purchase a new “C” cell for the unit but that didn’t help either. Checking the solar cells and seems to be working so most likely the motor. I called and spoke to Dave (tech service) at Marinco 11/2014 and he suggested I submit a warranty claim with a photo. I’ll update as to how their product support goes. (should be close to the warranty coverage so we’ll see how it goes?)

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.