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Boat fire 08 May 2017 13:44 #1

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I have to report the loss of our 4788 Saturday. I believe our turbo blew up.

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Boat fire 08 May 2017 14:01 #2

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That's really sad.
Hope no one got hurt.
Wish you all the best for the future.

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Boat fire 08 May 2017 14:06 #3

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Glad I have a very large Halon system in my engine room.

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Boat fire 08 May 2017 15:15 #4

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Horrible news...:(

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Looks like maybe you bailed into a dinghy/launch? If you don't mind me asking, how long was it until you determined you needed to abandon ship? Did you fight the fire at all? Was it even possible?


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Boat fire 08 May 2017 16:30 #6

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That is terrible. I am also curious if you tried to fight the fire and finally said you have to leave? I have a fire ext. in the boat but always wonder if I should get another one just in case.

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:( That's terrible, glad you got off and are ok.

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So sorry to hear this. You got everyone off though, and that is what really matters.

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Boat fire 08 May 2017 18:44 #9

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Very sorry to hear about this Dave but I'm glad everyone is o/k. Must have been scary as hell.

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Boat fire 08 May 2017 19:04 #10

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That is very very sad.

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Sad news and sounds like everyone is ok, which is what's really important. Are you able to provide more details about the incident so that we can learn from it....

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Boat fire 08 May 2017 19:37 #12

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This is why a good fire suppression system should be on all bigger boats. Most boater only carry what
the Coast Guard regulation say you need and this is not enough.
Sorry for your lose

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47 Fire 09 May 2017 10:44 #13

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I found these pictures on Live aboard site on face book so sad. The owner said he thinks his turbo blew ?
Has anyone added a fire suppression systems on their boats?

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47 Fire 09 May 2017 12:21 #14

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The owner posted these yesterday. Yes, definitely a tragedy. A fire suppression system may have helped, but with twins you need the other engine to be shut down or it will pull all of the halon out. :(

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47 Fire 09 May 2017 12:55 #15

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With Halon or Halon substitute you need an engine shutdown system also installed for diesels.
My 3870 was used in the Alaska oil spill and a very large Halon bottle was installed in the engine room.
I also have a large hand held Halon ext. just inside the cabin door, a small Halon type in the galley and 2 BC ext. in the boat.
Cannot have to many of these. I need to have them inspected this year.

My VHF also broadcasts vessel position in an emergency.
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Boat fire 09 May 2017 14:22 #16

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That is terrible! I trust all are okay? If you can, please provide details of the event so others can learn. How did you escape? What did you take with you? How we're you rescued? How long before rescue? Did you get wet? Etc.

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47 Fire 09 May 2017 14:44 #17

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47 Fire 09 May 2017 14:46 #18

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Halon has been banned in Canada for years.

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having a onboard fire suppression system is very important.

Also having a smoke detector in the engine room is also very important.
One that is linked to an alarm siren outside the engine room.

I'm of course no expert, but I suspect that most fires start with some smoke.
Probably minutes before the engine room gets to 170 degrees triggering the automatic suppression system.

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47 Fire 09 May 2017 14:57 #20

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Tragic to see a yacht go down. I hope everyone recovers from the loss and no one is hurt. Peace.

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Johnny Vintage wrote: Halon has been banned in Canada for years.


Halon can still be used (used extensively on commercial aircraft). Can continue to be resold until the supply is exhausted. You can even bring your system in for service. It just is no longer manufacture. All Halon is now recycled. I have a mine engine room system and another for my generator enclosure.

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Johnny Vintage wrote: Halon has been banned in Canada for years.


In the US Halon production is banned. Recycled Halon may be reused in new extinguishers or when servicing existing ones. Frankly, I would use one of the available Halon substitutes.

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Gosh what a nightmare!! Thinking about my own situation, and where I need to be to even deploy our dinghy... ie right on top of the engine room hatch... there's no way in a situation like this I could get my family off safely without bailing into the water. Something to think about :ohmy:

Glad everyone is ok.

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dls wrote: I 8
Has anyone added a fire suppression systems on their boats?


Of course! Wouldn't go anywhere without it.
I see the dinghy still up there...wondering if he was able to deploy .
Not a good place to be in situations like this.

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Ruffryder wrote:

dls wrote: I 8
Has anyone added a fire suppression systems on their boats?


Of course! Wouldn't go anywhere without it.
I see the dinghy still up there...wondering if he was able to deploy .
Not a good place to be in situations like this.


I'm looking at it now... anyone have a ballpark figure for cost for a 2858 engine room? Without actually measuring, I'm guessing roughly 350 - 400 cubic feet volume?

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