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What types are we using in our engine bays? Do people just use the dry powder ones or does anyone use clean agent versions? 
 

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A few pages from our marine safety at sea coxswain course. The oily rag combustion was a bit of a surprise given how many hot engine bays often have an old oily rag sitting around in them. In all seriousness, a fire onboard a boat would have to to the worst thing that could happen and everyone should take note of this and be prepared just in case. These are not in the correct order.

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Agree - an engine fire is the stuff of nightmares.

I run an outboard, so I don't have an inbuilt fire extinguisher, but do have a new dry powder extinguisher in the cabin, and I'm thinking of adding a second for extra peace of mind.

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33 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

Agree - an engine fire is the stuff of nightmares.

I run an outboard, so I don't have an inbuilt fire extinguisher, but do have a new dry powder extinguisher in the cabin, and I'm thinking of adding a second for extra peace of mind.

Those small 1kg boat ones give about 10-15 seconds, there's also a difference in the quality of the powder in the cheap versions. The powder also settles in the bottom of them, so they need a shake up regularly .

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1 minute ago, Saintly Fish said:

Does it incorporate a bucket and length of rope? 

Nope, basically what happens is, when fire is detected for an excess of 20 minutes, the whole area is flooded with salt water

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6 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Ahhhh, you sink!

On a serious note, will be kitted up with fire extinguishers when the time comes. I also like to use a fire/heat retardent sleeving for fuel lines as well. Used it on my drag bikes as well....

Fire is the one reason I insist on every circuit being fused properly and also dislike the pre wired switch panels, I have seen first hand how well fibreglass burns

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3 minutes ago, suzook12 said:

On a serious note, will be kitted up with fire extinguishers when the time comes. I also like to use a fire/heat retardent sleeving for fuel lines as well. Used it on my drag bikes as well....

Fire is the one reason I insist on every circuit being fused properly and also dislike the pre wired switch panels, I have seen first hand how well fibreglass burns

And the underside of vans!! 

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