Originally Posted by psneeld
One more time for anyone who has never fought a boat fire....FOAM!!!!
Only if the fire is fuel in the bilge and nothing else is burning yet ... which is a condition that will last only a minute or two then the battle is all but lost.
High pressure fog will work if there is someone on board who can apply it but by the time that person is suited up the battle is lost. That is why almost all new large yachts have a fog system installed, it give the crew time to call a mayday and bail out if it doesn't suppress the initial fire.
Deluge the good boats and limit the destruction appears to me to be the best if not only alternative. Fiberglass boats don't respond to fire fighting efforts very well.