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Old 10-29-2015, 06:27 AM
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What does dry turbos mean they ran out of lube and got too hot?
Old 10-29-2015, 06:33 AM
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That's horrible. So there would be no indication prior to the turbos catching fire? Guess once the oil gets going not much you can do about it. Makes you think about the location of the life raft. If its in the salon and you have a fire, won't be any good if you can't get to it.
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Originally Posted by john kent View Post
What does dry turbos mean they ran out of lube and got too hot?
'The turbos on 892's are air cooled. They get really really hot. That coupled with riser issues can start fires. I have a friend who has them in and old 45 hatteras. His salon floor caught on fire 60 nm from the beach but they caught it in time to put it out and save the boat.Many other diesels use water cooled turbos to manage the heat.

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Old 10-29-2015, 07:47 AM
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wahoo wacker View Post
'The turbos on 892's are air cooled. They get really really hot. That coupled with riser issues can start fires. I have a friend who has them in and old 45 hatteras. His salon floor caught on fire 60 nm from the beach but they caught it in time to put it out and save the boat.Many other diesels use water cooled turbos to manage the heat.
Wow. That boat would be for sale ASAP if it were me...
Old 10-29-2015, 07:55 AM
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pretty scary ,glad every one is ok . why would they use dry turbos if there is that risk?
Old 10-29-2015, 07:57 AM
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Damn what a shame. Beautiful boat. It does look like maybe he tossed the hook to avoid drifting or hitting the beach?
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That's terrible, but at least no one was hurt
Old 10-29-2015, 09:19 AM
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man, that is crazy. The turbo thing has me baffled too
Old 10-29-2015, 09:29 AM
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I have "dry" turbos and riser pipes on my 6V92's. The risk of fire is always on my mind, however part of my daily check on these engines is to make sure the exhaust blankets are in the proper location and secure and that there are no oil leaks in these areas. I also like to do an engine room check every hour or so when running. The pictures of that Davis are making me sick!
Old 10-29-2015, 09:43 AM
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A good argument for having engine room automatic fire extinguishers, and an inspection port so you can keep it closed-up and not give it more air.
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If you have never seen fiberglass burn its intense and very flammable. We tossed two old surfboards into a bonfire and realized it was not such a great idea.
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With today's technology you would think bigger boats would have cameras in the engine room connected to an MFD
Old 10-29-2015, 10:19 AM
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so sad to see such a beautiful vessel go down like that.

Hope everyone was ok.
Old 10-29-2015, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by richinct View Post
With today's technology you would think bigger boats would have cameras in the engine room connected to an MFD
Older boat and older detroits. Some things you just cant see happening...until it does.
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Originally Posted by richinct View Post
With today's technology you would think bigger boats would have cameras in the engine room connected to an MFD
most do, I have a friend who runs a viking, he sent me a screen shot of all the water pouring into his engine room one day. lol
Old 10-29-2015, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Karl in NY View Post
A good argument for having engine room automatic fire extinguishers, and an inspection port so you can keep it closed-up and not give it more air.
That boat most assuredly had them. Whether or not they malfunctioned I can't tell you, but that is standard equioment on the Davis boats ( and just about all other cabin boats built since the '70's.)

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