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Please read this and learn how you might prevent a fire on your boat.

The following is excerpted from the article referenced in the link below.

You’d think that a boat, surrounded and floating on water, would not necessarily be prone to fire. Furthermore, you’d think that a boat, once on fire, would be easy to put out with more than enough water readily available. However, if you’ve ever see a boat aflame or even worse had your own boat catch fire, you know fires aboard can easily happen and are very difficult to extinguish. One problem with a fire aboard a boat is that unlike a house where running across the street to escape the flames is an option, on a boat there’s no place to go but overboard. Unfortunately, this violates the second rule of boating: Stay with the boat. Ironically, if enough of what the boat is floating on can be brought into the boat, the fire can usually be put out. This, however, violates the first law of boating: Keep the water outside the boat.

Of course, preventing fires from starting to begin with is the best defense. By learning the top reasons why fires start can help you become aware of these factors on your own boat.

FIRE! Why Boats Catch Fire

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