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    Two boats burn in Edmonds Marina-gctid340115

    Happened early this morning:

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/5...136476073.html
    Two C's 1990 3888 MY, 175 Hinos, Hurth 630 Trannys
    Past Commodore Emerald Rose Yacht Club
    Member International Order of the Blue Gavel
    MMSI: 338030604

    #2
    I think one of them is a member I could not catch the name on tv but I believe It was Great Escape II If so my codolences go out to Kelly

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      #3
      The two boats were the "Sea For Two" a 45' Bayliner M/Y and the "Great Escape" a Bayliner 47' M/Y.

      Luckily no one was injured. The names were reported on another forum by Ted on "Jaruba" who was called by the Edmond Marina to check their boat which was across from them. He reported that his boat was covered in a soot but no other damage was done.
      Patrick and Patti
      4588 Pilothouse 1991
      12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
      M/V "Paloma"
      MMSI # 338142921

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        #4
        very sad to hear

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          #5
          Check your shore power connections folks! I'm betting that was the cause. a few years ago I did about $250,000 worth of work on a 48' Offshore Sedan that was burned by a shore power connection caused fire.

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            #6
            boatommy wrote:
            Check your shore power connections folks! I'm betting that was the cause. a few years ago I did about $250,000 worth of work on a 48' Offshore Sedan that was burned by a shore power connection caused fire.
            1+++ When I got Midnight Sun she was only 7 years old. Only 1 year later I found the connector charred on the end from wear and tear which could easily have caused a fire. Check your cord ends and inlet for black scorch marks which indicate poor contact and arcing. The danger here is this type of failure will NOT trip the fuse and will start a fire under the right conditions.
            Cheers, Hans
            2007 Carver 41 CMY
            Twin Volvo D6-370
            Montreal, Canada
            Midnight Sun I Photos

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              #7
              MidnightSun wrote:
              1+++ When I got Midnight Sun she was only 7 years old. Only 1 year later I found the connector charred on the end from wear and tear which could easily have caused a fire. Check your cord ends and inlet for black scorch marks which indicate poor contact and arcing. The danger here is this type of failure will NOT trip the fuse and will start a fire under the right conditions.
              I had a similar thing happen with my 2859 - my electric space heater had caused the internal wiring to smoke while I was in Friday Harbor - the charring was at the circuit breakers. I inspected wiring at every outlet and circuit breaker - finding several problems. This reminds me that it has been a few years since my last inspection - it is probably a good idea to take another look.

              ChefHarry says they were both EYC members and that the fire would have been much worse - but the next 2 boats were over at the EYC christmas display. This broke the chain of plastic and limited the fire to just the 2 boats.

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                #8
                SmartPlug inlet on the boat & cord end, would this have prevented a fire caused by over heated plug? It seems that I remember reading that somewhere. Anyone here use them or have any more info on them. If they would have prevented this tragedy the cost would be well worth it. I feel terrible for the owners, hope they can get back on the water with a minimum of problems.
                Capt. Ron.
                "I will not tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death"
                "Never Trade Luck For Skill"
                1987 3870 - Northern Lights ll
                Hino EH700
                Westerbeke 8.0
                1999 Logic Marine 17' CC/50 Merc.
                on Louisiana pool Mississippi River.

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                  #9
                  I believe it was Kelly that lost the 47 - ChefHarry said he recently lost his wife and keeping the boat spotless became his passion. Its a freakin shame.

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                    #10
                    When I upgraded our 40 Tolly to 50 amps I hardwired the shore power cord at the boat end. A Glendinning system is in the future. In the mean time, the cord is coiled on the deck while cruising.

                    Living aboard we use a lot of juice. Don't want to wake up in the water, or worse . . .

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