Buchan Marine now makes a universal Dorade Guard using highly polished Type 304 1" stainless steel tubing. How many times have you experieced lines or other gear getting wrapped around the cowl vents on deck. Hopefully you have not lose an expensive vent. Our universal Dorade Guard features a three leg design where the center leg can be mounted in four different directions faceing either forward or turned 180 degrees to face aft or 90 degrees to starboard or port wherever you need the protection. We offer this guard in three different sizes to accommodate our 3", 4" and 5" cowl vents. We make the tubular height of the guard extra tall so that it can be cut down to take into account angled decks. In addition, we offer three different ways to mount your guards. We make a custom stainless steel ball and socket base fitting that can be set to match the angle of the deck. This eliminates the need to weld a plate to each of the guard legs after you have calculated the angle. Also, we offer a 90 degree stainless steel base fitting. Both fittings have set screws to secure the base to the 1" tube.
To complete your installation, we make pads from teak or Starboard plastic to fit under the base of each fittings. These can be cut down or angled to mount between the base fitting and the deck.
We are available to take any questions you might have. Remember that Dorade Guards make excellent handholds for safety on deck or securing extra equipment.