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Old 05-08-2004, 08:26 PM
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put the new one on a piece of diamond plate and keep any combustibles material as far as you can away from the device. I doubt it would have burned the boat up
it would have died out in the metal case.

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Old 05-08-2004, 08:45 PM
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scary....
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Close call. Excellent idea Top DJ. Also, mount it on a stack of washers, or a few stand off sleeves with longer screws or through bolts. This will circulate more air.
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wow was that close. i'd go get a lottery ticket
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BTW I have about 1000 teflon washers
1 inch with a 3/8" hole,, very heat resistant
why else would they use it on fry pans
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Rob,

I don't have one, but thanks for the post.

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I had A hart Charger/inverter do the same thing in side a dry closet 3 years ago. I was told they got some bad rectifiers that were failing with the damp salt air.WTF. where was my recall notice when I mailed the warranty cord out . Thew paid the repair bill and sent me a new charger that I sold to someone else and bought a different one. No problem, That shows you just how well they look out for there customers.
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damn you're lucky. I wonder if the Coast Guard is aware of the defect.

Lesson learned, plug the boat in and have a beer before ya leave.
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Call the coast guard and report the incident. Send them pics too.
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Yeow, that was close to disaster!
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