|Vents contain an O-ring on the valve screw for a positive seal. The
screw is notched so when you raise it up a few turns it vents.
No need to completely remove it.
Requires a 5/8" mounting hole.
Price Includes Shipping and Handling on U.S. orders. Additional
postage is required for non U.S. orders.
|SLOTTED OR THUMBSCREW TYPE
PLASTIC SURFBOARD VENT
Slot Head Style
- Plastic vents work well on both new installations as well as retrofits.
It requires a 5/8" hole to be drilled so if you are replacing a
previously installed vent chances are you will just have to open up
the existing hole a little.
- Plastic vents have a shoulder that means you can apply more epoxy
to get a good seal to the board. The shoulder also means you won't
see a hole that isn't drilled quite perfectly.
- We recommend the vent be placed in the nose of the board. This way you will see
it and will remember to close it.
- Placing the vent in the tail area means it will be under water when you are sitting
between waves. Give it a break and keep it high and dry in the nose.
BEFORE YOU INSTALL YOUR VENT CONSIDER THIS:
- Surfboard Plans
- Glassing and Fin Kits
- Total Support
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|The brass vents have been discontinued for a couple reasons:
- They stick up too high and can snag wet suits, rash guards, or
worst of all skin.
- They are hard to seal and often will seep or wick water along
the threads. This leads to wood rot and/or water under the
glass. The shoulder on the plastic vents prevents this.
|WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BRASS VENTS?