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Old 08-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #21
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Turbo explosion? Not sure I've ever heard of a marine/automotive turbo explosion doing that kind of damage external to the engine...aircraft turbines a different story
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #22
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So many seem to come back to the cats as the source of the explosion. While I think they should probably held accountable, anybody think a turbo explosion could do this? Not trying to diminish the cats role, just wondering.
At the risk of offending the cats, yes I think it could be possible. A diesel fuel leak under high pressure could put out a mist of fuel. It would be hard to say if an overheated turbo could set it off, but I think possible. In my early life I was a sale manager for architectural hardwood plywood products. Our mills producing the product had to have dust controls because of flash dust explosion possibility. Silos have exploded by dust ignition. It certainly seems possible that diesel fuel mist could explode. Look up fuel air or thermobaric bombs.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #23
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I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to learn that the damn cats started the fire! Unlike loveable dogs, they're not to be trusted.
Geez, Al! Cats are great onboard!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #24
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Keep that up SHII, and I might have to put you on my ignore list.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #25
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Another possibility is an explosive device was used to blow open the fish hold containing $40,000 worth of tuna.
No sir...you just can't trust them.
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Shame about the cats isn't it.
Some crabs missed out on a pretty average feed.
Cats do fall overboard once in awhile but they can also contribute to the cleaning of the boat.
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