Boat Safety: Use Your Blower Before Starting

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I don't know jack about boats.... I'm assuming a "blower" is something to purge the fuel lines or pressurize the system so you know it's not leaking?

I hope no one was hurt in the fire.
 

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I don't know jack about boats.... I'm assuming a "blower" is something to purge the fuel lines or pressurize the system so you know it's not leaking?

I hope no one was hurt in the fire.

Before you start your boat that has an inboard motor (and I do this as well after I shut the motor off), you turn the blower fan on to disperse any gas fumes from the engine compartment. No one was hurt fortunately.
 
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Before you start your boat that has an inboard motor (and I do this as well after I shut the motor off), you turn the blower fan on to disperse any gas fumes from the engine compartment. No one was hurt fortunately.

Ah- makes sense.

The only boats I know anything about is the kind with a paddle.
 
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Glad no one was hurt. Was it the 1st use of the season?

I remember raising up the engine covers and hatch covers as well as the generator compartment every time before we used the houseboat. Sure it had a blower as well but gas leaks or issues are better if detected before even turning the blowers on.
 
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Glad no one was hurt. Was it the 1st use of the season?

I remember raising up the engine covers and hatch covers as well as the generator compartment every time before we used the houseboat. Sure it had a blower as well but gas leaks or issues are better if detected before even turning the blowers on.

Unfortunately not... we had two this past weekend.
 

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Damn man, what kind of boat was it?
 

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someone played the stubborn male and did not learn from the safety manual