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Old 04-03-2006, 17:29   #31
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Hey! I got a recipe for that BBQ!
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Old 04-03-2006, 19:06   #32
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003 fire

It was the biggest one ever. The one in California covered more area but there was a lot of brush. We burned a heavily treed area. I posted a photo a while ago. When this one got going everyone ran from it including the fire fighters. They bombed it from the air for weeks on end. Dozens of planes in the air, including a Mars bomber which is huge. Better than the movies. They were filling up from the lake.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:34   #33
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San Diego Marina Fire

Probably the best thing these people did was purchase and install a smoke alarm in the boat. Without the smoke alarm these people may have been killed and the fire may not have been discovered at that time of the morning for quite some time. The boating industry still does not require smoke alarms in boats with sleeping quarters. The RV industry has since 1982.
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Yeah... and I would add everyone get a smoke alarm (or 2!) that also detects CO. We have been cooking several times this winter and the thing went off. Just lets you know that you should be opening more hatches, but could really come in handy if you were sleeping and the stinkpot next door decided to run a genset all night or something.

We have 2 detectors and both detect smoke and CO. One in the salon and one in the master stateroom (for guests).

Ok.... 14hr day working on the boat today... I'm kinda dumb. Sorry if that didn't make sense.
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Old 07-03-2006, 19:16   #35
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Actually, that makes LOT'S of sense Although I did have one unfortunate incedent with a smoke alarm. We had one on one of our boats, and one day while we were at work, we got a call from the harbor ot let us know that some sort of alarm was going off on our boat. A bit panicked, we called a friend (we were an hour and a half away), and told him where the spare key was hidden. He went aboard, and the smaoke alarm was ringing away. The battery had gone low, and the alarm just went off. It made for about a half an hour of serious stress. I still think they are a good idea, and the CO detector is a must.
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I was going to agree that any boat with an engine or fuel-burning appliance have a CO/NO2 detector - until I re-read Seanís post.
He, rightly, pointed out that dangerous fumes could originate from a neighbouring boat.
Everyone should have, at least one, CO detector.

Shoreside, almost all house fire fatalities, include lack of CO detectors as a contributing factor.
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Man Sean.

I didn't know that a neighboring boat could do that to your "detector?"

Does that happen only during the winter months? Or year round?
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Another Marina Fire

Up to $2 million in damages from Tenn. marina fire

A small electrical fan might have been the cause of a fire that destroyed 13 boats at Creekwood Marina in Hendersonville, Tenn.

The fire broke out about 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Hendersonville fire marshall Joe Bowman said fire officials have identified the boat where the blaze began. However, he says, the boat burned down to the hull and sank to the bottom of Old Hickory Lake. They will not be able to determine an exact cause until they examine the boat.

He said the fire might have been caused by a small electrical fan that was left running at all times. No one had been on the boat for three or four days before the fire, he said.

A total of 13 boats were destroyed, and another 12 to 15 boats received minor damages from the heat and ash created by the fire. Fire officials estimate the cost of the damages to be between $1.5 million and $2 million, he said.

Firefighters finally gained control of the marina fire around 2:30 p.m. Officials said the fire proved hard to contain because of propane gas tanks used for heating on the boats. Also, three of the burning boats broke loose from the dock and drifted across the channel, running aground and causing a grass fire nearby.

Some firefighters received minor radiant heat burns, but there were no other injuries reported. An engine company remained on the scene throughout the night and suppressed at least six separate flare-ups, Bowman said.
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CO Detectors

Is anyone aware of a hard-wired 12VDC CO detector (low-level digital)?

The CO Experts #2002 is an excellent unit, but uses 9V replaceable batteries, and is not for use Outdoors, or in ANY unheated area where temperatures may drop below 32 degrees F, or above 100 degrees F, for more than a 24 hour period.
http://cruisersforum.com/photopost//...php?photo=1863
http://www.coexperts.com/2004brochure.pdf

About low-level chronic CO poisoning: http://www.coheadquarters.com/Chroni...exchronic2.htm

In addition to CO Detectors, a simple Fire Detection circuit might provide an added safety margin and a little peace of mind.
Goto: http://cruisersforum.com/photopost//...php?photo=1870
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