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My boat has a retaining cable holding the drain plug through the hull. How can I use BilgeWizardTM?
I the trim down position there is no clearance to install the fan unit. How can I use the BilgeWizardTM?
I know the BilgeWizardTM draws vapors out, but where does the fresh air come in when the boat is covered?
I leave my boat uncovered all of the time in the summer. Do I really need a BilgeWizardTM?
Can rain water pass through the fan unit without harming the fan?
How durable is the BilgeWizardTM?
What if I leave the fan unit installed when I launch?
Can I use the BilgeWizardTM on a shrink wrapped boat?
If I use a non approved AC converter to run the fan unit is there any danger of reversing polarity?
Can I constantly run BilgeWizardTM without the solar panel?
If I use the BilgeWizardTM constantly in the winter with the AC power source, will this lead to a premature fan failure?
Is it better to run the fan constantly and eliminate the solar panel?
I run a boat storage facility can I chain countless BilgeWizardsTM together to reduce fuel vapor buildup?
Why does the BilgeWizardTM fan housing only use three screws to hold in the fan?
Does the BilgeWizardTM require any drilling or cutting to install?
My friend just purchased a BilgeWizardTM and it did not fit on his boat due to clearance issues from the outdrive. I know you can use angle adaptors and extenders. But why didnít you just make a smaller fan?


My boat has a retaining cable holding the drain plug through the hull. How can I use BilgeWizardTM? One of the accessories is a slotted adaptor for boats that use a retaining cable to hold the drain plug to the boat. Many people remove this cable when they purchase their new boat because this allows the plug to slam into the hull or transom when trialering or in the event of running unplugged in the water. Running unplugged in the water can also cause the plug to rip off causing the owner to be without a plug. Back to top

I the trim down position there is no clearance to install the fan unit. How can I use the BilgeWizardTM? Angle adaptors are available in the plumbing section of hardware stores in the event the fan unit does not fit in the trim down position. Use only a brass male 1/2" NPT to female 1/2" NPT adaptor. Do not use plastic adaptors of any type. Back to top

I know the BilgeWizardTM draws vapors out, but where does the fresh air come in when the boat is covered? Even the snuggest fitting of trailerable mooring covers are not an airtight seal. Our testers blew over 400 CFM of air through the drain plug hole on a tightly covered boat and the cover rose only a couple of inches. The cover quickly returned to its normal state within a minute. Back to top

I leave my boat uncovered all of the time in the summer. Do I really need a BilgeWizardTM? Even when a boat is uncovered the bilge is not. If a boat is uncovered and it rains this allows for places in the bilge area of the boat to trap water. Using the BilgeWizardTM on an uncovered boat still has the same virtues. Back to top

Can rain water pass through the fan unit without harming the fan? Yes. One of the best parts of the BilgeWizardTM is water passes right through it because the BilgeWizardTM is not a drain plug. Even if there was a steady steam of rainwater, the fan can keep running. Back to top

How durable is the BilgeWizardTM? All parts are made for harsh conditions and fowl weather. BilgeWizardTM parts are made of non corrosive, non reactive materials. The wiring is weather tight marine grade wiring. The fan housing is made in the United States of Poly-glass filled nylon. This material is more expensive than other plastics, but is much more resilient to strikes and thread wear due to constant installation and removal. The threads have a leader edge to reduce the possibility of cross threading. Back to top

What if I leave the fan unit installed when I launch? Even though this is a rather undesirable action, one of the ways the BilgeWizardTM has been tested was by launching the boat with the fan unit installed and then running the boat down the lake at 40 MPH! This sort of use would definitely void the warranty, but the fan unit repeatedly passed this test. Back to top

Can I use the BilgeWizardTM on a shrink wrapped boat? Yes. However you will need to run a small section of hose near the front of the boat between the shrink wrap and the hull. Many times if a boat is not entirely dry shrink wrapping can actually catalyze mold growth. Even if you think the boat is 100% dry, below deck areas such as tanks and stringers can hold a much as a quart of water on a 20 foot boat. This is why people still experience mildew in their boat come springtime. BilgeWizardTM gives you the whole winter to continually actively dry the hull out. Back to top

If I use a non approved AC converter to run the fan unit is there any danger of reversing polarity? No the motor within the fan housing has an integrated diode that will not allow reverse flow. There is also an inline fuse should this fail. However the use of non approved converters such as battery chargers is not recommended due to high amperage and will void the warranty. Back to top

Can I constantly run BilgeWizardTM without the solar panel? Yes. Although it is advisable to use the solar panel during boating season due to increased nighttime humidity. You can use the optional AC adaptor. Back to top

If I use the BilgeWizardTM constantly in the winter with the AC power source, will this lead to a premature fan failure? The fan itself is rated for 20,000 hours. This is the equivalent of over two years of constant running. This style of fan has been proven to run well past its rated life. If the fan does break out of warranty, they can be purchased economically. Back to top

Is it better to run the fan constantly and eliminate the solar panel? Not necessarily. In most parts of the world, humidity increases on summertime nights allowing the fan to draw in some humid air at night. While this air is still dryer than the air trapped within the covered boat, the solar panel allows for daytime operations only when the outside air is the driest. Back to top

I run a boat storage facility can I chain countless BilgeWizardsTM together to reduce fuel vapor buildup? There are chaining cables available for boat storage facilities directly through the manufacturer. Back to top

Why does the BilgeWizardTM fan housing only use three screws to hold in the fan? The fourth screw hole is the location where wires are connected and tethered. Back to top

Does the BilgeWizardTM require any drilling or cutting to install? No. The BilgeWizardTM is designed to work without any modifications to your boat. However we have learned that customers have removed their retaining cable that secures the drain plug to the boat for ease on installation. Slotted adaptors are available for those who want to keep their drain plug retaining cable Back to top

My friend just purchased a BilgeWizardTM and it did not fit on his boat due to clearance issues from the outdrive. I know you can use angle adaptors and extenders. But why didnít you just make a smaller fan? To make a smaller fan even by ¾Ē would result in an airflow drop by almost 50%. We have come to the conclusion over the years that the larger the boat is, the more likely it will need an angle adaptor. So the larger boats that need the most airflow would have less with the smaller fan. We felt this was an unacceptable compromise and decided to go with the larger fan. With the angle adaptor, it works on any boat. Back to top

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