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Old 03-26-2012, 11:21 AM
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I recenly took a business colleague/sales lead out on my boat. We went from West Palm Beach down to Miami. Half way there, above deck he lights up a cigar right above the fuel tanks.

My dliemna was asking the sales lead not to smoke on the boat or risk him accidently dropping ashes and blowing us up.

Does anybody else here allow visitors to smoke on your boat?
Old 03-26-2012, 11:23 AM
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My friends and I smoke on mine all the time. Just ask him to be cautious of the fuel tank area. I have 3 fuel caps. 2 on the center console, and 1 on the port stern. Never had any issues.
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Let him enjoy his cigar.
Old 03-26-2012, 11:26 AM
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It's a filthy habit. Grin and bear it.
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Originally Posted by Mijoy2 View Post
Let him enjoy his cigar.
I disagree, I think smoking a cigar is fine if the engines are turned off. Smoking a cigar while the boat is running is wrong.

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Originally Posted by Sonny Crockett View Post
I disagree, I think smoking a cigar is fine if the engines are turned off. Smoking a cigar while the boat is running is wrong.


Fix your fuel system then.
change the word boat to car to see how silly some of these questions and answers are.
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Do you seriously think your boat is going to blow up if he ashes on the deck above your fuel tanks??
Old 03-26-2012, 11:42 AM
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Meh, a bunch of chain smokers on THT today. There is a huge difference between smoking inside your car and on a boat that is running.
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Originally Posted by I Love Beer View Post
Do you seriously think your boat is going to blow up if he ashes on the deck above your fuel tanks??
Lets see, gas/oil leaks from engine. Lays on the bottom. Smoker drops ashes. Ashes touch gas/oil.


KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOM
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Originally Posted by Sonny Crockett View Post
I disagree, I think smoking a cigar is fine if the engines are turned off. Smoking a cigar while the boat is running is wrong.
I don't understand what difference that you think the engine running has to do with it being right or wrong?

IOW, if it's OK to smoke a cigar on your boat with the engine off, IMO, it's OK with the engine running.
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Originally Posted by Sonny Crockett View Post
Meh, a bunch of chain smokers on THT today. There is a huge difference between smoking inside your car and on a boat that is running.
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we enjoy cigars while offshore fishing from time to time. are these the portable red tanks that sit in the back?? in that case i could see you being nervous
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Originally Posted by Sonny Crockett View Post
Lets see, gas/oil leaks from engine. Lays on the bottom. Smoker drops ashes. Ashes touch gas/oil.


KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOM
I'm pretty sure you need a spark to ignite the fumes!
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The smoke smell stays in your car.

Lit up on the boat, and as long as you dont burn anything, we are good. (And if its a stoggie bring one for the capt)

Lit up in the car,
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I wouldnt be worried at all. I smoke on the boat all the time and have never had any feeling of danger. You can put a cigarette or cigar out in a cup of gas. It is the fumes that are more dangerous. It would actually be safer to smake while running, but not by much. The only time i feel like it is unsafe to smoke on a boat is while fueling up
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If you are afraid of someone smoking a cigar and blowing up the boat, you really need to get it fixed. Is gas puddling on the deck?
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We smoke ALL THE TIME on my boat. Kinda like drinking beer. Some have told you its not a big deal but you want to argue your point. If you are dead set on NOT letting anyone smoke on your boat, then what is your actual question ?
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Originally Posted by Gary999 View Post
If you are afraid of someone smoking a cigar and blowing up the boat, you really need to get it fixed. Is gas puddling on the deck?
Searay Sundacers dont have gas puddling on the deck.

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Originally Posted by Sonny Crockett View Post
Searay Sundacers dont have gas puddling on the deck.

I'm not understanding your point. ??? ;?

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