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Old 31 August 2007, 07:50   #11
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Outboard and Fire

When chatting to my coding guy earlier this year he said whilst not a requirement he suggested we carry a fire blanket.
Whilst it would not put out an outboard fire it could and would buy you some time!!
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Old 31 August 2007, 18:26   #12
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A fire blanket may not put an outboard fire out but it would help a casualty on fire, worth carrying one for the sake of the space they take up fixed inside a console.
Keep your fire extinguishers away from the transom. If the outboard is the fire source you don't want to be approaching the fire it to get hold of an extinguisher you want to approach it with the extinguisher in hand ready to use. Mine are kept in the console with a further one in seat locker ahead of the console.
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Old 02 September 2007, 04:50   #13
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Agreed

in the console or on the console? Do you have to open something to get to them?

I have to be honest After about 10 seconds of fire fighting, the only thing that would keep me on a boat with a petrol engine on fire is Sharks and I'm not talking about our principal either!
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Yes in something! Surveyor was ok with it and it stops kids letting them off on purpose (once only) when mounted externally on the console.
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Old 02 September 2007, 05:25   #15
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that's not fore me I want to be able to reduce access time to the extinguisher cos I think seconds count! Let's hope we never have to use them in anger and if we do this doesn't happen.

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Yeah read about that. The extinguishers are positioned next to the fuel cut off valve in the console so as this is the first place to visit in the event of a fire the extinguishers would not take any longer to access.
Agree with you that we hope it never happens, but 'never say never'.
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plan for the worse hope for the best!

Fuel cut offs are another thing I don't like seeing on a transom.

I could be wrong but I believe that the cut offs now have to be external BTW. We are just in the process of coding Dyna Mo Humm and the surveyor specced that the switches be external.

Were are thay on that boat you drive to the Windfarms?
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They are external on the windfarm ribs but internal on the survey vessel and Black Jack. Never been an issue so has the coding requirement changed?
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Not Sure

I think it might have Our taps were internal on the Scorpion and that got through OK tha was 3 years ago.
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Our fuel taps are on the inside and was no issue with coding this year.

I thought it was a coding requirement the at least one fire extinguisher was external of any consol/seat?
Our main one on the consol, in a resses, by the navigators knee.
Well out of harms way but very easy to get your hands on in a hurry.
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