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October 2010 Issue

Onboard Amenities: Endurance test of 12-volt Fans Wraps Up

After 4,320 hours of testing, only five cabin fans still stand.

Practical Sailorís review of 11 cabin fans in 2008 launched an ongoing test of their durability over the longhaul. We evaluated 12-volt fans from Hella Marine, Fantastic Vent, Caframo, and HotWire. A test update in the August 2009 issue introduced some new players and cut those that had been discontinued. The ones that remained faced six months of continuous run time. This report wraps up the long-term test with a look at the last fans standing.

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