May 15, 2011
This seems like a great product. I replaced an old unit on the deck of my Com-Pac 23 last week. I upgraded to the model with the stainless trim ring. Seems like a good way to protect the plastic housing. I was a little disappointed that the solar array was assembled in such a way that it sits at an angle to the centerline of the boat. However this does not affect the unit's performance. Would be nice if the product description gave more dimensional informatiom. The diameter of the fan housing is 7". If the unit is installed without the optional interior trim ring then the hole only needs to be 3.5". I would recommend this product to anyone that wants a solar-powered fan for their boat.
July 14, 2008
The solar powered vent works round the clock to keep the head area on my boat supplied with fresh air. It really makes a big difference. The fan is very quiet. BTW the fan is reversible so that it can be setup for air intake or exhaust. A nice self contained unit.
October 22, 2012
This fan installed nicely into an existing 4" hole in my deck; one thing to be aware of it seems to require direct, bright sunlight to operate, just daylight is not enough to make it run. I think it will suit my needs though and the price was reasonable.