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Old 12-04-2012, 18:47   #196
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How about the SAS survival guide? It's an essential item for those roughing it out


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Single bucket with metal sextant taped to the bottom for ballast or two buckets taped side by side for stability?
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A piece of paper will suffice! no need for a log book !?
In that case, the piece of paper is your logbook. Yes? Just a shabby one.

For my part, I can't imagine sailing being half as much fun if I wasn't embellishing the action in my log.
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Newt, regarding fire extinguishers, i don't think you can have too many of them. If there's not one within reach, you need one more.

I'm quite happy never to have had a boat fire yet, but I've had to deal with several on land and in cars. A 'simple' fire like a trash fire or stove fire doubles in size every 30 seconds, so it is Real Damn Important to knock it down NOW NOW NOW if you have one. And if one extinguisher is bad, or on the wrong side of the fire, or doesn't get it all out, you want another one in hand real fast.

All in all I call them cheap protection and for some reason, they seem to follow me home. A little while back I found four perfectly good "liter" size dry powders in the trash bin at the boatyard, someone just decided they wanted newer ones. Kept one, gave three to friends for their homes/cars. Pressure gauge said they were still good, so who's going to argue?

I tend to mount them in odd corners, where they won't be fouled or be banged into. I find unplanned fires to be terribly inconvenient, and the chance of winding up in a burn ward....Nuh-uh, no thanks, don't want to go there. Extinguishers are cheap.
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I tend to mount them in odd corners, where they won't be fouled or be banged into. I find unplanned fires to be terribly inconvenient, and the chance of winding up in a burn ward....Nuh-uh, no thanks, don't want to go there. Extinguishers are cheap.
I mount mine at floor level near the doorway in each cabin. I figure that if someone wakes up and its smokey, the best place to fumble around for an extinguisher is at the floor.
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Leatherman is on the list, specified in "hand tools". Mounting the fire ext at floor level is a good idea. I also have a automatic- halo type above my auxiliary. One should be in the galley for quick access for sure.
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Leatherman is on the list, specified in "hand tools". Mounting the fire ext at floor level is a good idea. I also have a automatic- halo type above my auxiliary. One should be in the galley for quick access for sure.
Well, here's my ideas that sound weird to most again (but I'm right of course ) In the galley, the fire extinguisher is the last resort item; first option would be a fire blanket, second any piece of damp cloth.

A squirt with a fire extinguisher can make things much worse when it hits burning oil in a pan for example.

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Well, here's my ideas that sound weird to most again (but I'm right of course ) In the galley, the fire extinguisher is the last resort item; first option would be a fire blanket, second any piece of damp cloth.
Good point Nick! You always see fire-blankets installed on the wall near stoves - not only boats, but holiday cottages, student halls; the list is endless! .. well, not quite endless, but you catch my drift..
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Nice looking galley Nick. Wish mine were that organised.
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Nice looking galley Nick. Wish mine were that organised.
And large. There's one difference between Nick's Sundeer 64 and my Sunburn 25. That's probably real teak too.
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And large. There's one difference between Nick's Sundeer 64 and my Sunburn 25. That's probably real teak too.
Ehrm guys... that pic is a comparably smallish Beneteau 393...


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For my part, I can't imagine sailing being half as much fun if I wasn't embellishing the action in my log.
How much time needs to go by before when you read the log again that you actually believe the entry is true?
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Good point Nick! You always see fire-blankets installed on the wall near stoves - not only boats, but holiday cottages, student halls; the list is endless! .. well, not quite endless, but you catch my drift..
.....Lovely galley....just lovely.....ahhhhhhhh
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Okay, okay, here's a pic of the galley aboard Jedi:



yes that's me in between the women; here I sent them away so I could do the finishing touch:





Clean up time (I'm not around then of course )


Okay, now let's skip the talk about galleys and back to newt's list

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