Halogen Fire Control Question

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Halogen Fire Control Question

Postby Jimbob » Tue May 30, 2017 4:02 pm

Here's another question for you builders out there.
I remember seeing halogen fire control systems in offshore race boats. Has anyone used the system in some of the inboards we are building?
Sounds like a good idea but the ones I have seen are pretty pricey.
As always, your suggestions and comments are appreciated.

Jim
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Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Postby Ozzieboat » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:38 pm

Jimbob
I was looking at installing a "Fireboy" system, but after thinking about it for a while (boat builders do that) I realized that a bigger concern was the big bang that you don't hear. So I installed two Gasoline Fume Detectors, one in the engine compartment and the other under the fuel tank. I bought them from West Marine.

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Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Postby Jimbob » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks Ozzieboat!
You are absolutely right. A fire extinguisher isn't going to do any good if there is an explosion. Fumes explode. I think I will go with the fume detector and keep the extinguisher near the driver seat.
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Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Postby TomB » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:03 am

Jim,

You might consider adding a hole(s) sized for your extinguisher nozzle to squirt directly into a compartment without having to lift a hatch or remove a seat.

Tom


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