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Old 02-09-2003, 06:30 PM
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Back in the days when the common people could see attachments on this board ( like this morning ) I noticed something that troubled me and could be dangerous. In more and more cases I am seeing fire extinguishers mounted under the engine hatch on the transom. If this is not the only one on the boat I guess it's not an issue, but if it is.......... Could you reach it without burning yourself in the event of an engine fire?
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Old 02-09-2003, 06:40 PM
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Are you sure you weren't seeing a halon system?
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Old 02-09-2003, 06:54 PM
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Old 02-09-2003, 07:31 PM
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Just be safe an go pick up a hand held for about $20-25. Safety has no price limit. I have 2 plus a Halon on board
 
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i find it hard to believe that anyone would have anything other than an auto Fire ext. in the engine compart. and yes two in the cockpit is certainly a good idea.
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I carry 4 in my boat.
State req's require 2 for the length
I keep two under hte back seat.
There is two holes under the back seat to spray into the engine compartment.
The other two I keep in the side compartments, one port and the other starboard. This keeps them handy in case
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Bruce, believe it. The last one I saw was a $9.95 job mounted less that a foot from the carb. I am not looking to start a debate, I saw what I saw OK?
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My halon is under the hatch. The handheld is to the right of my feet under the dash. Put 'em where you can reach 'em quickly.
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How about 2 1/2 lb hand held "CHROME" fire extingusher w/ metal mount, Coast Guard aproved for $84.95 (plus shipping). Call 269-795-9353 Jeff.
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