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Old 08 June 2009, 18:36   #21
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I thought the air intakes were pretty convoluted to stop water getting in?

Also if the engine isn't running wouldn't it be difficult to get the gas in if it can't be displaced?
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Old 08 June 2009, 19:30   #22
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Thats why we leave them running. If it can suck the air in it'll suck CO2 in.
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A couple of Tesco foam jobbies to supplement my powder extinguisher sounds the answer.

Quite a heated debate.

See what I did there? Fire? Heat?

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Quite a heated debate.
barely even warm! You want to ask the best way to drill a whole in a console - now thats a debate!
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Why would you have to create a port to fire a CO2 extinguisher into, whats wrong with the air intake.
Because I would think that on most boats accessing the engine port (normally on the far side of the engine) and being able to fire a CO2 extinguisher nozzle into it (normally 30+ cm long) will be tricky from within the boat without leaning on the engine - probably not a good idea if its on fire!
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I support the large foam extinguisher group, powder jobbies work well but they are liable to compaction of the powder over time and may then not operate efficiently. Probably 1 foam and 1 powder would be a good compromise.
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Has anyone thought of carying a bucket of water to help put out any fires?
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I've used a CO2 one and its relatively easy laying on the tubes.
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Has anyone thought of carying a bucket of water to help put out any fires?
no, fuel and water dont mix well, water will spread any fuel fire.
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I support the large foam extinguisher group, powder jobbies work well but they are liable to compaction of the powder over time and may then not operate efficiently. Probably 1 foam and 1 powder would be a good compromise.
shake your powder extinguishers regularly so no compaction, even better, store them sideways instead of upright so that the powder wont settle as quick
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