I have a question about whether or not a diesel
powered boat (Beneteau 352) requires positive ventilation of the engine
compartment to be safe, or to conform with any Coast Guard or other regulations
Currently, the engine
blower comes once the ignition is turned on, and stays on until the engine is killed and the key switched off.
Is this correct? I've been on several charter
boats with diesel
engines, and previously owned a boat with an Atomic 4, and I don't remember ever having a blower constantly on for the engine compartment.
We'd like to add a switch for the blower, to clear the compartment of fumes, etc. as a safety
precaution before starting (might be overkill?) and run it occasionally to clear out engine smells after running the engine.
Any thoughts, oh wise ones?