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Old 05-08-2013, 20:05   #1
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I was having wings and a beer for lunch down at the harbour, when we heard a huge boom, looked out the window and the top of a boat was blown off at the fueling dock, the vessel sank in 10 mins.
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did you find out what happened?
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jeeezz and i though i had bad stomach gas,you wanna lay of those chicken wings and gassy american stuff that passes for beer
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Any bets - gasoline engine.
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Gas engine, I guess he did not open his vent, no insurance and at least one child got sent to Victoria, bc for 3rd degree burns.
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There is another one... the idiot manning the fuel dock is so busy with his mobile he give's you the gas line when you said 'Gasolio'....
This happened to me in Benalmadena, Spain.... luckily I smelt the fumes after only a few gallons...
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Looks like the total loss of a Blanchard or Lake Union Dreamboat. Both fine of PS cruisers. that is a shame...
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Very unfortunate, any more details on what happened?
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That's all I got for now, non the less very scary very sad!
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That's all I got for now, non the less very scary very sad!
Yes gasoline is volitile stuff...surprising there are not more accidents w it. Also why you almost exclusively see diesel engines in modern sailing vessels.
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I was having wings and a beer for lunch down at the harbour, when we heard a huge boom, looked out the window and the top of a boat was blown off at the fueling dock, the vessel sank in 10 mins.

Gasoline or diesel?
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Yes gasoline is volitile stuff...surprising there are not more accidents w it. Also why you almost exclusively see diesel engines in modern sailing vessels.
Those millions of cars filling up at gasoline stations every day are all about to explode...
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Yes gasoline is volitile stuff...surprising there are not more accidents w it. Also why you almost exclusively see diesel engines in modern sailing vessels.


This makes the argument that either sailors are less competent than motorboaters to use gasoline, or they are paranoid beyond a reasonable level, and many would be inconsistent in that paranoia.

Somewhere around 5% of the boats registered in the U.S. are sailboats. The majority of the powerboats are gasoline fueled and there are very few gasoline related accidents. If most of the motorboaters that we look down our noses at are capable of using gasoline without a problem what does that say about us sailors? Then there's the inconsistency of having propane on the boat for heaters and stoves, yet saying gasoline is too dangerous.

Sailed a Cal 34 with an Atomic 4 for 20 years, followed safety procedures, no problems. Am enjoying fuel savings on my diesel powered Cal 40 now, but the noise and vibration compared to the Atomic 4 is terrible.

Less than 2% of accidents and injuries due to ignition of fuel or vapor, less than 0.2% deaths in 2012.

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All Categories Combined 4515 651 3000
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