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Old 12-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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Fire Checklist

In a recent thread there was a lengthy discussion about developing checklists. In another thread there was a horrifying story of a fire onboard. I ask the collective knowledge bearers on TF to help develop a Fire Prevention Checklist.

To start off:

1. Check fuel lines for tightness and leaks
2. Be sure all electrical appliances are turned off when not in use
3. Be sure fused circuits have the correct size fuses

Perhaps we could cut and paste the list until a final list is developed.

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Old 12-17-2014, 10:10 PM   #2
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Mr. hm. Excellent idea.

4. Have at least a minimum number and type of required fire extinguishers and know/learn how to use them. Have them service yearly.
5. Inspect all electrical connections for tightness and corrosion.
6. Immediately contain or dispose of oily rags or petroleum residues.

If I generate any oily rags or similar while shore disposal is not immediately available I "store" them in an airtight steel can.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:04 AM   #3
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7 Have a IR thermometer and check DC cable connections for heat
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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One item that could easily and cheaply be copied from inspected boats is a remote fuel tank shutoff.

A cable push pull is connected to the tank valve and run to an outside location.

Even cheaper is from the Home Cheapo store . a tank valve with a high temp shutoff.

Should a fire near an outside home oil tank occur the valve will close from heat.

Not as quick as the pull cable , but no one needs to be onboard.
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eliminate flammable liquids or
store flammable liquids properly
housekeeping
careful with any hot work, grinding, open flames
Install and maintain a fire detection alarm system
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:50 AM   #6
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Do not use fuel lines (especially metal) to route power wires and never wire tie power wires to fuel lines.

Any power wires routed past fuel lines should be spaced away. If they cannot be spaced away, insert plastic spacers between the wires and the fuel lines.

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Old 12-18-2014, 01:53 PM   #7
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Dinghy (gas) fuel in vented storage with no smoking sign posted next to.
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Dinghy (gas) fuel in vented storage with no smoking sign posted next to.
In fact, never have or store gasoline inside the boat.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:39 PM   #9
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In fact, never have or store gasoline inside the boat.

I keep an approved 5 gal. container in a vented storage box on the boat deck for my dinghy, perhaps I'm not the only one.

Tried to run the dinghy on environmentalist tears but it wouldn't go.

Just my suggestion worth what ya paid for it.
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