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This product looks interesting for the engine room: FKO Fire Knock Out
Any experiences or knowledge about it, here?
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Ooh, a fire blanket. Never thought of that. I've got extinguishers in each cabin, one at the nav station (close to the galley and engine fire port), one mounted in a cockpit locker, and one loose in the other cockpit locker (forget I had it when I mounted the other ones).

But now I need a fire blanket (I LOVE buying boat stuff).

The new Hunters come with an automatic suppression system in the engine compartment. I wish I had one of those. Maybe I'll price that out next year...
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Our engine space fire supression system is Automatic FE-241 Fire Extinguishing System coupled with Automatic Engine Shutdown System.

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i have 3, one in the head, one in the salon, and one in a lazerette
The one in the head must be for the after mass of eating hot chili an other 5 alarm foods.

But: If you place one in a cabinet out of sight. You will need to put a sign, red in color and highly reflective, so that the first time guests will know where it is at. And yes you can acquire those signs for a low price.

One other minor detail; That cabinet can not have a lock on it... Or be able to be locked up in any manner.
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I have 4

One in a cockpit locker, bracketed to the lid

One in the companion way next to the galley/engine

One in the aft statesroom

One in the V-berth

I replaced them all with brand new ones when I bought the boat.
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HyLyte,

Thanks for the tip on where to order a Fire Blanket. I ordered three, one of the boat, one of home and one for my daughter.
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Just remember, if you have dry chem fire extinguishers, you'll want to shake them thoroughly once a month... to prevent the powder from caking and becoming useless.
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