Originally Posted by psneeld
So in reality I have a pecking order that I am working towards....
A modern halon if not too pricy or a CO2 one for use around electronics and my engine....or one of the installed types left on manual while aboard.
A couple BCs for if engine room stuff gets beyond Halon/CO2
FWIW, the instructions for our engine room system pretty much seem to preclude going down to the engine room with a hand-held extinguisher shortly after a halon discharge...
Near as I can tell, we don't have an automatic engine shut-down attached to our Sea-Fire halon system. Looks like that's an operator function...
We had a false alarm on the discharge indicator a few weeks ago; that got my attention! Turned out to be a short in one of the connectors, easily solved. (Well, "easily" being a relative word here; it was a 2-hour conversation with the Sea-Fire tech, me with a multi-meter, etc.) In any case, I had to stop the already-started starboard engine and genset myself.