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Ted Hoppe
04-26-2007, 05:52 PM
I recently kicked one of the two 3 oval vintage brass cowlings (which are mounted on the cabin of a early 50's wooden sloop) into the drink while sailing in the San Francisco bay.

I am hoping someone can give me a good lead for replacement(s)... or perhaps good reproduction (is it time to go PVC - gads!)

Any help is appreciated.

Nicholas Carey
04-26-2007, 06:23 PM
Davey & Company. As it happens, I have their catalog at my desk. Davey makes two models.

Spun metal, available in brass or stainless, white interior.
Model #2477/BR/075 is 3-inch internal diameter with a 4-5/8 ins flange. Height is 9-1/4 inches and the cowl diameter is 6-1/4 inches.
Cast brass (optional chrome plating).
Model #5400/BR. internal diameter is 2-1/2 inches. 4-1/2 inch flange. 5-1/8 inch cowl. 8-5/8 inches high. Blanking caps available (Model #5401) to replace the ventilatorPort Townsend's Wooden Boat Foundation's Chandlery (http://www.woodenboat.org/store/index.htm) is the west coast distributor of Davey & Co stuff. Ring them on 360/385-3628, ext 101 -- the Davey stuff isn't on their web site.

Classic Marine in the UK also carries them: http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/product.asp?product=144&ph=cat

And Toplicht carries a large assortment of Windhutzen (cowl vents, auf Deutsche): http://www.toplicht.de/list/l77/l519/l523

04-26-2007, 09:26 PM
If it was Rostand, I think that some of that stuff is still available from Rostand/Historical Arts 801-280-2400

04-27-2007, 06:53 AM
These are nice, but pricey:


You may also want to check any marine salvage/consignment store you may have in your area. I see suitable candidates fairly often at Bacon's in Annapolis. (By the way, resist the temptation to go PVC!)

Good luck.