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06-12-2009 07:44 PM
sailingdog 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.
06-12-2009 03:14 PM
TejasSailer 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.
06-12-2009 09:07 AM
jorgenl 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.
06-11-2009 04:55 PM
Originally Posted by scottyt View Post
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.
06-11-2009 04:45 PM
svHyLyte Our engine space fire supression system is Automatic FE-241 Fire Extinguishing System coupled with Automatic Engine Shutdown System.


s/v HyLyte
06-11-2009 04:17 PM
painkiller 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...
06-11-2009 03:51 PM
JomsViking This product looks interesting for the engine room: FKO Fire Knock Out
Any experiences or knowledge about it, here?
06-11-2009 03:38 PM
sailingdog I'd point out that the yellow dust is also fairly corrosive and death to electronics... but the Halon replacement type fire extinguishers are only really usable in very confined environments—like the inside of a sealed engine compartment.
06-11-2009 10:55 AM
hellosailor bacampe, the rule of thumb is that those small extinguishers can put out one small garbage can's worth of flame at best, and they will last less than 30 seconds. If you've never used one, ask your local FD or USCG if they conduct any demonstrations, you really want to experience the way they work. I've seen folks pull the trigger and then just stop--because the noise and cloud spook them. Or, use it from the wrong distance because they simply don't know the right one. It helps to actually have used one, or at least seen it used.

They also create a fog of yellow powder that makes it hard to see and breath, btw, so you want to use it and scram, whether it has worked or not.

We keep one at the side of the companionway, so it can be grabbed from above or below, and another in the v-berth just inside the entrance. A third by the mast in the cabin, where it can be reached by someone going either way.

Before you mount it, also consider what may foul on it (i.e. lines hanging in the companionway) or whether anyone may hit their head on it, or be thrown on it.

The fire blanket is definitely a good idea, they last forever and need zero maintenance, no recharging, and make no mess when they are used. A dry powder extinguisher will leave you with yellow "dust" in every corner of the boat for weeks after using it. And of course, the fire blanket doubles as a tea cozy in case your teapot doesn't already have one. (VBG)
06-11-2009 10:33 AM
PBzeer Definitely have one that is reachable from outside of the cabin.
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