The shape and size of your box will have to depend on the space
where you want to site it.
But it will need to be of,
Have an internal baffle,
Have sufficient drainage to
allow water to out without
unduly reducing the air flow,
A method of controlling the
air flow from the
A mesh screen to filter the
Cowl necks long enough to
avoid any deck
The scoops should be free
to turn through 360
With a bit of thought, at the
design stage the box could
double up as a place to site your navigation lights or with a couple of
somewhere to store the boat hook or any non load bearing hardware.
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