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    I'm just going through my checklist for safety equipment before the season hits in full bloom. When I bought my boat, I inherited some equipment. Flares, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide alarm, life jackets. Found out today that my fire extinguishers have expired and cannot be recharged, so I'm heading out to buy some new ones. There's no date on the flare kit I have, so I'll end up replacing those too.

    My question is, I have a carbon monoxide alarm mounted in the cabin of my 2455. If you walk down into the cabin, go past the bathroom door and turn right, the alarm is mounted on the wall that backs onto the bathroom. I am not sure if that comes standard on the boat or the PO put it in there, but it doesn't seem to be working. I have no idea if its hard wired or battery operated or both. I tried to play around with it to see if I could take it off, but I couldn't figure out how it's mounted. Does anyone have the same thing on a circa 2001 Bayliner? Have you serviced these? Any idea how I can remove it to check for batteries?
    2001 Bayliner Ciera 2455 5.7 Merc MPI, Bravo 3
    2009 Subaru WRX STI
    2017 stick with a nail on the end of it


    Victoria, BC

    #2
    The flares and/or cartridges for a flare gun WILL have a manufacturers date on them. They are good for 4 years from manufacture. Can't help you with your CO detector as it may be different brand than mine, however, mine is hard wired to 12v system. Even they have a life span or best before date and need to be replaced periodically.

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      #3
      The carbon monoxide alarm in cabin is HARD wired, From Factory on my 285 ciera and a friends 265 Ciera
      2007 285
      350 mpi b3
      Vancouver BC

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        #4
        Thanks folks. I have a feeling mine is hard wired too. Still trying to fire out how it's mounted so I can see and possibly check the connections with a volt metre.
        2001 Bayliner Ciera 2455 5.7 Merc MPI, Bravo 3
        2009 Subaru WRX STI
        2017 stick with a nail on the end of it


        Victoria, BC

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          #5
          In addition to my hard wired VHF I also have an inexpensive hand held VHF and a ditch bag with flares.
          Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

          Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
          Twin 350 GM power
          Located in Seward, AK
          Retired marine surveyor

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            #6
            Hey folks, so I had another look at the carbon monoxide sensor and it's definitely hardwired. Problem is, it's not working. No light and the test button doesn't sound off. Anyone know how the alarm is wired? is it direct wired to the batteries or is it wired into the bus panel below the steering wheel?
            2001 Bayliner Ciera 2455 5.7 Merc MPI, Bravo 3
            2009 Subaru WRX STI
            2017 stick with a nail on the end of it


            Victoria, BC

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              #7
              Slightly OT here, but related. The other day when I was out prawning, I was sitting in dead calm conditions... beautiful sunny day, engine idling as I pulled up my pots with the line hauler. Something started beeping... couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was... then the penny dropped. It was my CO detector going off inside the cabin! I guess enough fumes had entered the cabin and settled to activate it, and being so calm there wasn't much airflow in from the open door. I held my breath and went in and opened all the windows and the bow hatch, which silenced the alarm within a few minutes. Makes me wonder though, the PO did NOT have a CO detector, and he owned this boat for 20 years... how many times was he potentially in danger?

              So... mine works, but that's not how I'd recommend finding out :whistle: Best figure out why yours ins't even testing... or better yet, don't waste any more time and just replace it. I have this one: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/fireb...ector--6818892

              The wiring wasn't complicated, just a 12v power source. Mine isn't on 24/7, only when my 12v supply is on... although belt & braces approach would be to have it directly wired so it's on all the time.
              Tyson, Ackerley, Sidney & Gene
              Tsawwassen, BC
              1996 2858 Ciera Command Bridge
              Mercruiser 7.4L BRAVO II (GEN. V) GM 454 V-8; Engine Serial 0F603347
              "Island Passport"
              Home Marina: Tillicum Bay Marina, Sechelt Inlet, BC

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                #8
                I installed a battery operated model from a hardware store and it works well. It's on 24/7. Cost about $30.
                Ted G
                The Great PNW

                86 2850 Contessa SB
                Designers Edition
                Mercury 350 Mag
                290 Volvo DP

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