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Now that was worth the time to watch. Good post Jack.
I would bet you w/ most people if you were on their boat and asked them where there thru hull plugs were they wouldn't remember, if they had them at all.
My dad worked for Kenyon marine and used to have to investigate stove fires. Believe it on not it was usually white gas used in an alcohol stove.
I've personally experianced engine gas explosions and thru hull failures. The explosion blew the engine cover and the person that was standing on it out of the boat. In the excitement of the moment finding what you need is stressful. We practice what to do every year.
Just this past fall our alternator caught on fire. W/ smoke billowing out of the engine compartment I asked my wife to grab one of the fire extinguishers. She was panicking and couldn't find one. We have 5 and one was right in front of her.
One additional thing to plug thru hulls thing I keep on board also is couple of toilet bowl wax rings. You can ball it up and stuff it into any hold to plug it very quickly.
S/V Deja Vu
Last edited by jimrafford; 01-14-2012 at 11:00 AM.