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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.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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