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Lumpy

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The boat fire thread got thinking about fire suppression, what I have and can I make it better. Currently I have a Halon unit thats still holding and run
the air blower before and under way...now I'm thinking about getting an extra unit and blower. Fireboy looks pretty good.

Whatchya got?
 

Backlash

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Will be adding a new extinguisher to our sled on the next trip out. 👍
 

was thatguy

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Extinguisher won’t help much with an engine compartment explosion.
I mean, yeah, it’s a must have, but the blower HAS to be on point I would think.
 

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Extinguisher won’t help much with an engine compartment explosion.
I mean, yeah, it’s a must have, but the blower HAS to be on point I would think.
So true. If there is an explosion, it’s all over by the time a halon system kicks in really. Like ya said, proper running of the blower, and inspection of the engine compartment and fuel system it what it takes. A second Fire extinguisher is always a good thing to have around.
 

azsunfun

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my rig so old does'nt have fire suppresion, close inspection, and blower runs setting up boat, plugs, straps bimini, etc until launching!
 

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Best thing you could do is lift your hatch when starting. This limits the explosive energy allowing it expand into open air. This can be a nuisance so yes run your blower. Inspect for fuel leaks and engine vapors. I carry 3 extinguishers I have no Halon system but I keep 1 in my engine bay if I get a fire while working. And one under each of my captains seats.

You can never be too prepared when it comes to this but if there are better systems I would consider upgrading.
 
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