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Old 13 March 2014, 18:20   #1
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Rib consoles - to vent or not to vent

To keep the main console free of damp inside is it best to seal it as best as possible or is it better to have vents to let air circulate ?

Im having to move a audio speaker due to some work done where steering hydralics lines were put back and are rubbing on back of speaker housing so thought it best for them not to rub so have option of doing some GRP work and sealing the 75mm hole or potential fitting a vent which will also allow air to circulate in the console, its on underside bit of console shelf so spray or rain water wont be a factor,

so vent or not to vent, anyone else have vents in their consoles ?
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Old 13 March 2014, 18:25   #2
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Can't you move the hoses to miss the speaker or hold them off it a bit or get a spacer for the speakers
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To keep the main console free of damp inside is it best to seal it as best as possible or is it better to have vents to let air circulate
100% vent - otherwise the resulting condensation will destroy the electrics
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vent for sure. my old console was not vented and there was alway steam in the tacho but the new console is vented and no problem
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Thanks chaps, that makes it a lot easier, I could not move the speakers out cos it would have meant making a 2cm spacer, the cables were so tight against the speaker and not much room to move them around hence removal of the speaker is best solution plus im also upgrading speakers. Currently have 4 speakers in console 2 x 75mm ones and 2 6inch ones, going to replace the two 6inch ones with more powerful 6.5 inch speakers and ditch the two small ones, where the two small ones were is under the front lip of the console so im going to fit two vents in place of those holes. which will keep in nice and tidy.

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Venting the console is a necessity. Not just to stop condensation but to allow battery gasses to escape and fuel vapour if you have built in tanks and hoses.

One thing I will ask people who want to install vents is to install them above tube height where practical if you can't install vents above tube height then perhaps install a waterproof access hatch that you can open when you like and leave open when the rib is in storage. This will help protect your electrics should your rib get swamped. The last thing you'd want if you got into difficulties is to have electrics that don't work or water in the fuel. Batteries don't like sea water either.
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100% vent - otherwise the resulting condensation will destroy the electrics
Yep!
A Good coating of corrosion guard (re-applied time from time) on the electrics,AND and the rest of the kit exposed under the Consul won't go amiss either
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vent.

100% seal is a utopian fantasy- even if battery gas wasn't a problem!
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Have done it, fitted a pair of stainless lovre vents which fitted very neatly on the holes the speaker removal left.
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Have done it, fitted a pair of stainless lovre vents which fitted very neatly on the holes the speaker removal left.
Just read this, been meaning to vent my seat pod for a year. Thanks for the reminder.
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