Source for stainless steel engine vents

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by Richard Prokop, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
  2. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Thanks Jason.

    Hi rcon
    Yes, take a picture and post it or email me at info@vikingbay.co (that's .co not .com).
    I have a sample picture up at http://www.vikingbay.co/products---marine-accessories but I need to update that picture to reflect this final design
    Before
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    After
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  3. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    A new batch is coming out soon. For those that missed the last order let me know if you're interested.
     
  4. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    For those thinking about them, They are great!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Thanks Jason. You still need to update your sig pic to show them off :)
    Can I have your permission to use your pic on VikingBay's facebook page?
     
  6. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Sure Todd, No worries you free to use any of my photos as you wish.

    Will do I'll be making a new sig pic for 2013 soon...
     
  7. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  8. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    The latest batch is done. I've shipped out a couple of orders and have 12 left over and available.
     
  9. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    6 left now out of this batch. I'll be gathering more interest now if anyone wants these remaining 6 or get on the list for the next batch.
    Thanks for looking.
     
  10. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    We just completed a video about installation.
    Have a look.
    [video=youtube;WssODfx-gOk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WssODfx-gOk[/video]
     
  11. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Todd,

    You forgot the part where you drop the vent directly into the water and you stare at the ripples like it's going to surface... Yeah, That was 30 minutes of dive time I didn't plan on... I found it and I do love these vents though...

    If you are hesitant on these don't be! I know the price is not $19.99 cheap china crap plastic parts. These will never have to be replaced again and will always look great!


    Yes, I would buy them again! If I had another boat that needed them!
     
  12. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Thanks for the plug Jason! I'm glad you like them. Interest is building again. I think most are starting to thaw out and thinking about working on their boats.
     
  13. N369RM

    N369RM New Member

    111
    Jan 1, 2010
    Destin Florida
    1998 270 DA
    7.4 Merc, Bravo III
    There is an interest in those who own the 270 models to get a stainless steel vent covers that are designed to keep water out of the bilge than the current design that allows rain water to pour into the boats.

    Ron Mason
     
  14. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Thanks Ron
    I don't have an up close image of your vents, but they're probably similar to those on my 260DA. I haven't begun to redesign this type yet. I have a couple ideas for all vents that would allow water(spray or rain) to enter the bilge through the vent. I'm currently in process of designing three new types of vents (common to Sea Ray, Bayliner's and others) the I have promised others to be ready to bid by mid-April. When those are done I can look into new designs and expanding our line.
    *
    Send me some pics of your boats vents or just post them here for others to chime in on.
    Thanks for looking
    info@vikingbay.co
     
  15. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    I wanted you guys to know that I've had several people contact me about making a stainless steel replacement of the slimline vent Bayliner, Sea Ray and many other boat manufacturers use.

    Here is the vent I'm talking about.
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    Here is a rendering of what I'll be doing. The vanes will be flush to the face and made of 16GA 316 polished stainless.
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    Let me know if you're interested. I will get some pricing figured out by the end of next week, but I anticipate they will be very close if not the exact same price as the ones below at $125.00ea.
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    Another vent I am still in the process of designing is this one.....stay tuned.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Here is the rendering in two views of the above vents.
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    [​IMG]
     
  17. Emilymarie2

    Emilymarie2 New Member

    28
    Dec 13, 2012
    Swanton ,ohio
    1990 350 EC
    330 BW
    Todd finally contacted me on the vents thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  18. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H31
    1985 340DA
    1966 SRV180
    1960 Sea Ray 600
    (2) 1963 808 Cruise-a-bouts
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Merc 650
    Merc 1100
    twin Johnson 40
    I talk to him reularly on facebook Todd is a great guy.
     
  19. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Yeah Thanks Jim. I've sent a PM on what's happening.
     
  20. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    Todd,

    Maybe I've asked before......have you ever done a 330 ER vent? If so, in stainless or bronze?
     

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