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post #7 of Old 06-11-2009
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Valiente--Beneteau's usually come stock with fire-ports to the engine compartment and they have their merit. Unfortunately, however, one can get a pretty good blaze going in that space without even being aware of it until smoke begins to issue from the vent's on the transom. With the automatic extinguisher--particularly coupled with an engine shut-off--a small problem can be prevented from becoming a catastrophe.


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