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Our boat came with an auto discharge (not Halon, though initially I thought it was). I've been able to have a fire ext service company sign off on it twice.. as long as the weight is legit it's good to go.
Unbelieveably I've made that trip twice, and never been charged for the service. The second time I did buy a new extinguisher to replace an old non-rechargable, but the rest of the service was gratis... unusual in this day and age.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)