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Side vents arrived......$28.73 each, same Attwood part number as original equipment

November 22 2010 at 11:58 AM
Paul  (no login)

Response to You are in luck, side vents for $29

...They are Attwood, with the exact same part number stamped on them as the beat-up ones that came off the boat. They are the same gauge of stainless steel, and they are from outside the country made by Attwood, or "for" Attwood under license. The finish is very good. Looking closely I can tell these were manufactured on a different spot welding machine than the originals were, but both the old ones and new ones use two points of welding contact on each side of each vent louver, the only difference is the new ones are side by side horizontally, and the old ones were side by side on a slant. They are an exact drop-in replacement to the stock 1973 Lancer inboard vent.

Since the vents are subject to damage during docking, as my originals were, the price for these "consumables" is a good one.

Beware, these same vents are being sold now for $52 (each) at some of the Chris Craft Parts houses, and there is NO difference in quality between the ones coming off my boat and these vents I just got at a cost of $28 each. One must take note about that $23 difference in price, when it comes to price shopping.



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