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Old 06-17-2019, 09:35 PM
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wonder what caused the phire?
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It'll buff....never mind.
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Going to be tough to determine what happened unless someone witnessed the fire start.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
wonder what caused the phire?

Phumes?
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
wonder what caused the phire?
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Phumes?
Phumes + Phark =Phire
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
Phumes + Phark =Phire

Old 06-18-2019, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Fiddlehead View Post
Going to be tough to determine what happened unless someone witnessed the fire start.
I've investigated a lot of boat fires. I'd say the odds are at least 50/50 that a team of professionals could determine what caused this fire. There's more information (clues) left on that boat than you would ever think. The video of the fire will help.
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Without Foam you don't stand a chance to put out fires on fiberglass boats. Hi-Expansion Foam in particular. Even along the shore most local departments do not carry enough to do the job, so it would be a great idea for the marinas themselves to have one of those portable foam carts like chemtrec I think it is makes so the Fire Dept could rapidly put it to use with a 1 3/4 hose line attached.
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Gasoline boat.
Old 06-18-2019, 06:18 AM
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why did they raise and salvage it? required to because its a lake? i'd think most insurance companies wouldnt want any more expense on an old boat like that...

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Did Woody Kelley resurface?
Old 06-18-2019, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
Phumes + Phark =Phire
Phumes + Phark + Phire, Phollowed by salvage and a bunch of grilled Phish.
Old 06-18-2019, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
Phumes + Phark + Phire, Phollowed by salvage and a bunch of grilled Phish.
Enouph with the phuns already.
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I wondered the same thing, why did they salvage it?
All gas inboards should have a fume detector.
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Originally Posted by LouC View Post
I wondered the same thing, why did they salvage it?
All gas inboards should have a fume detector.
there have been threads over the years where fume detectors have not worked when tested

i personally inspect bilge area before every trip

some times during a trip

after each fuel up especially

the human nose is a marvelous thing!
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oh my goodness
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Originally Posted by jtcwhaler View Post
Enouph with the phuns already.
You can phuck off. Phuns phorever!
Old 06-18-2019, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
there have been threads over the years where fume detectors have not worked when tested

i personally inspect bilge area before every trip

some times during a trip

after each fuel up especially

the human nose is a marvelous thing!
Same here, your nose is set to a higher level of sensitivity.
You should inspect the engines and bilge before each trip and inspect all fuel hoses every season.
But a gas vapor detector can alert you to a problem that occurs underway.
I can't tell you how many times at the gas dock I have seen people with gas inboards just gas up, not lift the engine hatch, no checking, just hit the blower and go.
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Originally Posted by superjag View Post
You can phuck off. Phuns phorever!
phorgive me
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