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Old 10-07-2013, 16:48   #1
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Another reason I like steel boats

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What does that have to do with construction material. My all steel truck burned to a crisp. All steel boats have fires too. What you want to look at is maintained systems. How sbout all steel hull rusts to bits and sinks. Come on. It's like me saying this is why I like mono slugs when a cat flips. It has no context. Maybe it makes you feel secure in your choice. I guess.
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What does that have to do with construction material. My all steel truck burned to a crisp. All steel boats have fires too. What you want to look at is maintained systems. How sbout all steel hull rusts to bits and sinks. Come on. It's like me saying this is why I like mono slugs when a cat flips. It has no context. Maybe it makes you feel secure in your choice. I guess.
Gee, I thought the thick black clouds of smoke generated by burning fiberglass and a hull burnt to the waterline would suggest that fiberglass burns. But perhaps I am mistaken.

And 'all steel boats have fires'? All of them? No exceptions? And 'all steel hull (sic) rusts and sinks'? Again, all of them?

This is a fiberglass boat at a busy dock with a fire department response in minutes, with proper equipment to put out a fire. Just not one where the fire occurs in a boat where EVERYTHING is combustible. Get real.

But if you would like me to make you feel more 'secure in your choice', allow me to say that there is no difference in the way in which fiberglass supports combustion as opposed to steel. None whatsoever.

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Oops typo on the all. Any steel boat could have a fire. Just like a steel truck or airplane with molten metal all vaporized. Good luck thinking that a steel hull is fireproof.
Smoke from a burning train, car boat house usually has some black **** in it.
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Oops typo on the all. Any steel boat could have a fire. Just like a steel truck or airplane with molten metal all vaporized. Good luck thinking that a steel hull is fireproof.
Smoke from a burning train, car boat house usually has some black **** in it.
Completely incoherent, but I am sure whatever you meant to say made perfect sense.
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How could this happen with the Mentawi fire department on the scene so quickly?
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In the picture, I wonder why the hull isn't on fire? Odd....
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Coherent version. Fire is hot and can burn things on steel boat. Look at cause of fire to figure out why build material is less important. What is on fire. The build material did not start the fire. By the time the hull material is involved in the fire its probably to late. That is why saying steel hulls don't burn is simplistic. Hull material did not start fire. Burn material at source is not determined by hull construction. Yes we can now bump noggins and agree.
Like the big ass steel cruise guys that had multiple fires. What burned. Like any boat that had a fire what started it. Surely not the hull material.
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Well, you've convinced me. Steel burns just like fiberglass.

What was I thinking?
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No idea I'm getting a steel boat cause they don't have fires . What was I thinking
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Too late. You're already sailing around in a container of congealed napalm.
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Dammit you win I loose. Fiberglass boats burn and steel ones don't. Wish I had bought a steel boat. Friends farewell as my boat is glass and is more likely to burn me up. Surely my days are limited and I only wish I bought a steel boat. I wish you fair winds and controlled flames.
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It ain't the steel hull that burns, it's the stuff inside that burns but the end result is the same.
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