Originally Posted by BogMonster
it's on the shopping list
I suppose you need to get a proper marine one with no corrosive bits on it, not much point in bolting an ordinary domestic power/CO2 extinguisher to a boat?
what are these Boat Save things, little CO2 canisters??
Bring back Halon!
Halon is the best ever - bloody Greens banning things - I am sure a burning car or RIB puts out far more crap than a Halon extinguisher.
Halon is still allowed for the Military - Aviation and other "high risk" areas - cos it's still the best!!!
I have 2x 2ltr foam and a Halon which I will keep hidden. Hate powder with a vengence - makes a hell of a mess and wrecks everything.
CO2 not much use on an open boat - ok in a closed engine room but you need 10kgs to equal 1kg of Halon.
The save boat things look a good idea - will carry one as well - they are also a kind of foam but they can be used just a few squirts at a time. Often you can catch a small electrical fire BEFORE it develops further - kill the power - a quick squirt and no mess.
As to marine types - a lot of the cheaper powder extinguishers are plastic so no probs - just HATE powder.