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Old 02 May 2006, 13:51   #1
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Fire Extinguishers

Should i have one if so what type and size?

I have a 5.2m Rimini RIB with a 75 HP petrol engine, 2 x 25 Litre plastic fuel tanks under the consol/drivers seat.

It came with a small 250mm high fire extinguisher, this has corroded and no longer functions. Should i replace it? if so what with. I am thinking that if my 50 litres of petrol is on fire what good is it going to do me? I'll be swimming away as fast as I can.

Any advice gratefuly recieved.
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Old 02 May 2006, 14:42   #2
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Should i have one if so what type and size?
Yes you should have one. Basically the bigger the better. There was a discussion on another thread here (Petrol Boat on fire) recently where various people discussed what they have (I have a 2kg powder from Costco - not designed for marine use).
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I am thinking that if my 50 litres of petrol is on fire what good is it going to do me? I'll be swimming away as fast as I can.
The good it will do you is that a fire in the engine, or the electrics might be contained there. Are your tanks removable - if so you can ditch them overboard to stop them going up and that just might prevent you going for a swim.
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Old 03 May 2006, 09:41   #3
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I also carry a bucket as well 'cause as I was told it can be used for

a) Sea anchor
b) fire fighting - there is usally enough wet stuff around you - if not then walk away!
c) Keeping the anchor chain in
d) in DIRE emergancy can be used by female crew members
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I also carry a bucket as well 'cause as I was told it can be used for

a) Sea anchor
b) fire fighting - there is usally enough wet stuff around you - if not then walk away!
c) Keeping the anchor chain in
d) in DIRE emergancy can be used by female crew members
There is no more effective method of moving water out of a boat than a frightened man (or woman) and a bucket.........
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Old 03 May 2006, 10:45   #5
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what good is it going to do me?
It will be a condition of your insurance that you carry extinguishers.

So, the good it will do, is to get you paid out if your boat does catch fire and you have to swim home.
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Old 03 May 2006, 14:58   #6
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Go to the local marine shop

For local coding they ask for 13A/113B i think.

Basically (as i remember)

A = paper etc
B = petrol and alike
C = Gases

most marine shop stock the red ones which have ABC written on them anyway. As someone says get a bucket as well
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Should i have one if so what type and size?

I have a 5.2m Rimini RIB with a 75 HP petrol engine, 2 x 25 Litre plastic fuel tanks under the consol/drivers seat.

It came with a small 250mm high fire extinguisher, this has corroded and no longer functions. Should i replace it? if so what with. I am thinking that if my 50 litres of petrol is on fire what good is it going to do me? I'll be swimming away as fast as I can.

Any advice gratefuly recieved.

Hi Little Blue I just bought the Same boat you have. Just curious if you could tell me about your experience with it? cant seem to find much info on them at all.
I just posted pictures of mine on the Rib forum.

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Hi Little Blue I just bought the Same boat you have. Just curious if you could tell me about your experience with it? cant seem to find much info on them at all.
I just posted pictures of mine on the Rib forum.

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So its unlikely he will respond to the thread. You could try the "email" Little Blue option that appears on the drop down menu if you click his name beside his post (in web browser rather than app).
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I know it's an old thread but as someone has resurrected it, I thought I'd add to it.

The new water mist fire extinguishers seem to be the bees knees. It isn't wheel marked but for leisure users it seems very good.

There is a video in the link below that shows its capability. I've nothing to do with the product.

Water Mist Extinguishers - For most fire risks
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