Classic SeaCraft Community  

Go Back   Classic SeaCraft Community > General Discussion > Repairs/Mods.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-22-2022, 10:09 PM
TMala TMala is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 81
Default louvered vents on 23

Im in the middle of a restoration of a 1978 23 and I could have sworn I read somewhere that someone had a problem with taking water into their louvered vents in heavy weather. I like the idea of ventilating the bilge, but hate the idea of make a bilge pump work hard in an already bad situation, what is the current consensus about keeping or ditching the vents? I looked it up and found a bit of info on sourcing new vents, but not a lot about glassing over them. Another reason to ditch would be to help out the "down flooding angle" and any vent like this could play a part in taking in water with a lot of rocking and rolling not just pounding through waves while underway. I know i'm likely not to see a situation where these factors actually come into play but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-22-2022, 10:21 PM
Old'sCool's Avatar
Old'sCool Old'sCool is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,136
Default

I had my 23' for 16 years. They were filled when I bought it and I replaced them after 4 years. There was a lot less condensation below deck afterwards. My front vents faced aft FWIW.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2022, 11:08 AM
77SceptreOB's Avatar
77SceptreOB 77SceptreOB is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Columbia, SC.
Posts: 1,619
Default

I’ve had my 23’ Sceptre for 45 years and never experienced any problems. Additionally my forward vents are facing forward and my aft vents are facing backward, the way they are supposed to be. My original balsa cored floor is solid as a brick and no soft spots. I associate that in large part due to the excellent hull Ventilation that the louvered vents provide when oriented properly
__________________
1977 SeaCraft 23' Sceptre W/ Alum Tower & 2020 Merc 300-V8
www.LouveredProductsUnlimited.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2022, 05:00 PM
Capt Chuck's Avatar
Capt Chuck Capt Chuck is offline
lollygagger
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sailfish Capital, fla
Posts: 2,792
Default

Yes indeed
Forward face forward, Aft face aft
__________________
"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."
-- Robert Louis Stevenson,

as "Americans" you have the right to ......
"LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of a Classic SeaCraft" -- capt chuck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-25-2022, 12:54 PM
caper caper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cape Cod/Marathon
Posts: 257
Default

Bilge ventilation is your friend
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2022, 10:17 PM
TMala TMala is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 81
Default

So it sounds like keep them. It would have to be pretty nasty for water to get in I suppose. I wish I remember where I read about it being an issue.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-13-2022, 09:14 PM
RJSWFL's Avatar
RJSWFL RJSWFL is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: North Ft Myers
Posts: 8
Default

FWIW, I turned my front vents around the other day to correct them, per this site. Front open fwd, Rear open aft.

Thanks for helping me have some cred in this community.
__________________
1979 Seacraft 23 Savage (modified); 200 Yam HPDI
1973 Boston Whaler 17 Mountauk; 90 Yam 2 Stroke
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-21-2022, 03:42 PM
TMala TMala is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 81
Default

gotta keep it how potter wanted it lol
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-21-2022, 06:29 PM
ricknewman ricknewman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Eastern Shore, Va
Posts: 162
Default

Yes, keep the vents. Not only do they provide air flow down below they are signatures of a classic SeaCraft.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
All original content 2003-2018 ClassicSeacraft