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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

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Aluminum can burn or at least melt if it gets hot enough.. and the heat would probably affect all the the through hulls before that point.
Aluminium burn very well, but only at a very high temp, so I guess that an alu-boat in the water is quite safe in that regard.
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This is now the answer for all that inquire about a blue water boat under $10k. Wait till they hear she is 80ft !!
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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

Anyone know the cause?
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Heat, fuel and oxygen

Odds are electrical. It's always electrical (or at least 65% of the time)
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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

From what I have been told: It started behind the electrical panel. The crew used their fire extinguishers and then Rescue 1 arrived but couldnt get the extinguishers to penetrate behind the panel. By the smoke forced everyone out.

No water available to fight the fire... Coast Guard do have a pump but its been broken for a while.
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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

Still floats.
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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

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Its still burning now, and aflots. makes me wonder if it happened at sea that the crew shuoldnt stay as close as they can to the hull, wait for it to burn out and get back aboard?!
I guess now we know that that's a big NO!

That's scary, a fire has to burn hot to burn aluminum. It must have been an inferno.
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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

That's a real shame. Glad nobody was hurt. Fantastic pictures.
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Re: Boat burns in Grenada!!!!!

Melts around 1,200 and turns soft much lower even steel would have suffered all kinds of buckling and other stuff
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Let all without hull insurance take note.
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