However, it needed a wooden Surround to mount it on and a similar piece of wood to finish it off inside. I found a nice bit of teak and set about cutting out a circle with a hole to fit the mushroom vent. Having a small lathe I decided to turn the wood and these are a few pics of me doing this. I firstly made a disc the diameter I wanted then when happy with that. Started to cut the hole. Had to be careful to tuen off the lathe once I had broken through.
Result looks pretty good I think. Now to fit it to the boat.
Pic of vent closed and open with teak base.
I was having second thoughts and thought maybe I should buy one of those solar powered vents and sell the bronze one to cover the cost. What does anyone think? The mushroom vent is fine but if I forget to close it and get one over the top I will get water below. Whereas the solar vents allow air but no water to vent the cabin. I would have liked one of the low profile cowl. Vents but they seem to be very expensive.
I have a smaller mushroom vent that I might fit on the stern to vent the rear lockers.