What happens if...

you neglect to turn on the engine compartment blowers before starting the engine?

Boom goes the dynamite.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/22-people-taken-to-hospital-after-boat-catches-1572449.html

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Meanwhile, on the little fiberglass boat Uncle Buck...

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  • hewes18hewes18 Posts: 757 Officer
    Ouch!

    Hopefully the operator is ok?
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  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    usually nothing happens. Sometimes it happens even with the blower running.
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    hewes18 wrote: »
    Ouch!

    Hopefully the operator is ok?
    Nope.. 2 or 3 were burned, some severely if the news is right. One had it as a 50' boat, certainly diesel, the other changed it to 36', could be gas or diesel. Most likely gas if there was explosion vs just a diesel fire.
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • hewes18hewes18 Posts: 757 Officer
    Sorry to hear, hope they make a speedy recovery, and probably wont ignore the blower fans next time -__-
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  • TrollaltdeleteTrollaltdelete Posts: 660 Officer
    Bad news. , one of the people died. Be careful out there
    So sad. What should have been a good weekend turns to tragedy. :(
    Take out your boat, make a memory!
  • Key LimeKey Lime Posts: 360 Officer
    This: http://youtu.be/bF2SifuL_iQ Sad to hear that the captain perished. No Angel icon available, but prayers out to his family.
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