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Old 28 March 2016, 15:26   #21
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Hehe, that's lucky! It will, there's always a first.
Possibly. My BJ off of the Queen will also be a first.
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Come to think of it, don't inboard petrol engines require spark free engine compartment blowers which must run to evacuate the engine bay before starting the motor?
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Possibly. My BJ off of the Queen will also be a first.
Well yours might be but I'd put money on it not being a first for queenie!!
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Come to think of it, don't inboard petrol engines require spark free engine compartment blowers which must run to evacuate the engine bay before starting the motor?
Yep, otherwise they'll blow families clean out of the marina.
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There's a bit of thread drift here (surprise!) but no harm. I'm not sure exploding boat concerns would have been the OP's first concern - but no matter. I've played with a lot of petrol on and around boats - it gives me the willies. It has to be carried in cars, filled and spilled and stored in cans on deck quite often. I've been on and heard of boats with minor and more serious petrol leaks. I recall one boat of the Conway Crew bursting a tank and filling the bilges with petrol - halfway to the IOM. I hate the stuff in my van - hate it - even the small 12L for the egg whisk.

BTW, I know a bloke who lost a RIB to a petrol fire on it's maiden voyage - he swam ashore, buh-bye new RIB

I'm sure diesel boats burn too - but it's a different level of risk by a long way.
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Well yours might be but I'd put money on it not being a first for queenie!!
As QE2 is "above politics" I'll allow that one...
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There's a bit of thread drift here (surprise!) but no harm. I'm not sure exploding boat concerns would have been the OP's first concern - but no matter. I've played with a lot of petrol on and around boats - it gives me the willies. It has to be carried in cars, filled and spilled and stored in cans on deck quite often. I've been on and heard of boats with minor and more serious petrol leaks. I recall one boat of the Conway Crew bursting a tank and filling the bilges with petrol - halfway to the IOM. I hate the stuff in my van - hate it - even the small 12L for the egg whisk.

BTW, I know a bloke who lost a RIB to a petrol fire on it's maiden voyage - he swam ashore, buh-bye new RIB

I'm sure diesel boats burn too - but it's a different level of risk by a long way.
Poof!
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Am not!
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In the commercial marine world - small commercial vessels, workboats, pilot boats, naval vessels, yachts etc, petrol is treated as being of a much higher risk than diesel. This is in terms of quantities carried, ventilation, drainage, ability to boundary cool, firefighting, gas detection, electrical safety.

There are other pro's and con's - price, availability, power to weight / size.

Engine hours - looking at the car world, diesels tend to last longer than petrols. I would say maintenance is more important than hours. A rebuild with OEM parts wouldn't concern me too much.

I've got a Pacific 22 and yes, it is noisy, smelly and slow but being the marine equivalent of a Toyota Hilux is one of its endearing qualities.
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