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Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
For those who have not see this. Yachting Monthly trashed a Jeanneau to demonstrate emergencies.

I really like the fire blanket idea; but have never seen one on a boat.
Yes you do. A damp beach towel. Perhaps more effective in most cases. I used one on a neighbor's outboard once; he over filled the tank and then started it. I had a towel over my neck (sheer luck--just to a swim) which was already quite damp. I just through it over the engine. Put it right out, before there was any damage, not even paint.

That said, if it is a grease fire, too much water could make it splatter. But really, that would be under the towel and not very important.

You're just thinking store-bought vs. old school and effective.

Of course, we would have simply put the lid on the pan.

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