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post #9 of Old 05-11-2008
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I would also like to add that safety is a major factor. Boats are built by and retrofitted by any old joe. Wiring, bilge pump stuff plumbing, stove installation etc can all be suspect. It's a little easier in a house to relax about safety because everything should be built to code and is pretty safe.

I've almost sunk my boat by leaving the water hose in the fill tank and forgetting about it and going to the store. People die every winter by carbon monoxide poisoning from improper heater usage. Boats sink at their slip from toilet plumbing issues every year. A friend of mine slipped while climbing his wet boarding steps, hit his head and fell into the water and drowned.

It's not hard to stay safe but you do have to think about it a little more than if you lived in a regular house.

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