Originally Posted by The Bass Stalker
Fairly safe and can always throw overboard if anything goes wrong.
Open flames, portable fuel tanks with vents that invariably allow gasoline to dribble onto the floorboards, gasoline fumes, what could possibly go wrong?
Why not go all out and inflate the tubes with hydrogen?
Chances are you could do this multiple times without incident, but the risk is still significant, the consequences of having something go wrong (esp while on water) are severe.
Even while on land, if I'm handling portable gasoline containers, I wouldn't allow any kind of flame (or hot element, lit cigarette etc...) to come within 20 feet of the container.