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Fire Extinguisher...... 08 Jun 2012 16:36 #1

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Smaller boats, where did you mount your FE so that it was convenient without it being in the way after having it there for a while? Pics are good.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 08 Jun 2012 16:46 #2

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Mine is under the glove box...you can see the bottom of it sticking out under the passenger dash

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Fire Extinguisher...... 08 Jun 2012 16:55 #3

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we have a 3888 and there are 5 on board.. we have an emergency brite orange bucket we take in the zodiac when we play on shore.. its got one in it too and the handheld VHF.. can never have too many these days.. all are current and up to date..
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we have only been pulled up to once by the coast guard to check for safety geer for us and the boys... passed with flying colors...AND the boys got 2 free coupons for ice cream at mcdonalds

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Fire Extinguisher...... 08 Jun 2012 22:45 #4

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pat8839;693421 wrote: Mine is under the glove box...you can see the bottom of it sticking out under the passenger dash

Same place on mine, but laying down on the shelf. Honestly if the boat catches fire, we're grabbing the jackets and jumping overboard not fighting a fire with a mini extinguisher.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 08 Jun 2012 22:59 #5

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mine is on the other side (helm) but same location. To be honest, I am the same as the previous poster. If there's a fire I grab my valet and jump over board as I always wear a life jacket when on board. That's what a good insurance is for.
Family has the instruction to not look anywhere when someone shouts "fire" and just jump. Test it every year at beginning of season and so far it always worked just fine.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 08 Jun 2012 23:41 #6

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Stb side, horizontal in the storage bin. Close at hand from the helm.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 00:01 #7

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RinnyBeth;693426 wrote: we have a 3888 and there are 5 on board.. we have an emergency brite orange bucket


We have 7 on the 4588, and there is one in a bucket with a first aid kit for responding to another boat.

I understand the need to get off the boat in case of fire, but I'd like to make an attempt. So thats why they are scattered everywhere.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 00:28 #8

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Unable to provide a picture, maybe this weekend, but I saw someone on this site had it mounted on the side of the lounge passenger chaise, just above the ski locker, I liked that spot so well, that's where I have mine mounted. Easy to get to quickly without having to duck under anything or move out of the way.

And I will be stealing another idea from this post, the fire drill! Thanks again!

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 00:32 #9

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Foster;693572 wrote: We have 7 on the 4588, and there is one in a bucket with a first aid kit for responding to another boat.

I understand the need to get off the boat in case of fire, but I'd like to make an attempt. So thats why they are scattered everywhere.


I agree, ours are in every stateroom, galley by oven, salon, the zodiac emergency bucket, and the engine room.. we would grab the boys and toss them in the zodiac and give it an effort IF God forbidding we have one on board. We also have a white 1 gallon bucket on deck at all times, so this can be used too (not in electrical though)

by salon door is one

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 00:49 #10

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A 45ft boat is a bit different than a 19ft lake boat ;)

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 04:02 #11

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On a 175 I keep the extinguisher in the open storage area to the right of the driver's seat -- it's not attached to anything but I can reach down and get it without having to look. Every time I go out I tell my guests that we might get stopped by the state police (the primary authority on the inland waterways in NJ) for a safety check, and it takes 30 seconds to tell everyone where all the safety gear is located. Putting it terms of "the police may ask for this" seems to gets everyone's attention in the right way. Just an aside -- we were out tubing on our last run this evening, just before a glorious sunset, and I stopped the boat to haul the tubers in before going to the boat ramp and here comes the state trooper with the lights flashing. I think, OK we are really going to have our first safety check that I always talk about, but it turns out that he said that since he was right there he just wanted to provide cover as we got the tubers in the boat (the river had gotten pretty crowded by then, but not too bad). We had a nice chat about how to pull tubers safely on the river while still giving them an exciting ride. It was a great way to end the day, and it was really nice to know the troopers are there to help when they can and not just to catch boaters doing wrong. My "crew" was a teenage daughter and two friends, and it was great for them to know that the troopers are "present" but aren't something to be afraid of, as long as you are doing what you should do. I was very proud of our law enforcement officers -- he obviously checked us out (and I don't mean the teenage girls, but I can't say that wouldn't have caught an alert trooper's attention ... but there's a nearby restaurant/bar on the water nearby, and I'm sure drunk boaters on a Friday evening are a constant concern), but did it in a way that left everyone feeling good and safer. It was a very positive encounter, and I'm glad it happened for the young people I had on board.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 10:46 #12

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Fire extinguishers must be mounted. They cannot be loose.

Mine is attached to the open starboard storage area next to the operators chair, below the throttle. Everyone knows how to operate it. Grant it, on a small bow rider that is on fire, getting off the boat (with pfds on) is probably the safer thing to do, unless it is a smoldering electrical fire or something small.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 15:13 #13

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In my 16', I mounted it on the front of the helm seat box, horizontally. Oddly, I didn't seem to kick it much. Not much room on a 16' boat.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 09 Jun 2012 16:47 #14

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it's ironic. they are mandatory yet the boat manufacturers don't bother to make a dedicated space for them nor do they even care whether there's a spot they could be mounted.. At least not on the smaller boats, I've seen dedicated spots on larger ones.
Old story, get over with it cheap.

That reminds me I need a new one for potential inspection. Not that I intend to ever use it (see above). It just shouldn't be in the path I take to jump over board. The under the captains seat mounting seems a good location for this too.

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Fire Extinguisher...... 14 Jun 2012 19:41 #15

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Hopefully the pic works, so here is where I mounted mine.

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